Alessandra Ravasio is a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).
In particular, she works at the international academic large-scale laser facility LULI (Laboratoire d’Utilisation de Lasers Intenses). She began her studies at the Università di Milano Bicocca and received a Ph.D. degree at the Laboratory LULI-Ecole Polytechnique. Alessandra continued her research at the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Saclay as a post-doc, where she received a “Prix Plasma” award from the French Physics Society for her work. Her research in the field of very high temperatures and pressures and development of experimental techniques has been very highly rated with a Bronze medal of CNRS. She recreates astrophysical conditions in the laboratory, to probe the mysteries of plasmas, magnetic fields and hot solids. She is a co-author and author of more than 70 publications in the journals including Physical Review Letter, Nature, Nature Communications etc.