Giampietro Casasanta, 35 years old, graduated in physics in 2008, earned a PhD in remote sensing in 2011 (La Sapienza – Università di Roma) and he's currently a Temporary Research Associate at Rome's ISACCNR, where he's mostly focused on developing active and passive remote sensing techniques to study atmospherical turbolence and air quality. He authored and co-authored several scientific papers published on peer-reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings.
Lorenzo Moggio, 31, graduated in physics in 2009, merit alumn in Almo Collegio Borromeo and Istituto di Studi Superiori (Institute for higher studies) in Pavia. A qualified physics teacher, he's currently working on a Ph.D. about dissemination of physical sciences at Università di Trento.
In 2010 and 2015, as a Temporary Research Fellow at Bologna's ISAC-CNR, he spent two winterovers at Concordia Base, in Antarctica. He curated the photographic exhibition: “Percorsi nel Ghiacio (Paths in the Ice)” and curates the blog: “365 giorni in Antartide (365 days in Antarctica)” on Le Scienze's website.
Both eager to engage themselves in an extreme experience, they tested their physical and psychological adaptation skills in an Austral isolated winterover, with a multicultural team of just 13 people, at Concordia Italian-French base, more than 1200 km from antarctica shores, where they've been responsible of tools and measurements for scientific programs of glaciology and physics of climate and the atmosphere, actively cooperating to the base's intense communication and scientific dissemination program.