First Name Gianfranco
Last Name Di Vincenzo
Unit Pisa
Email gianfranco.divincenzo(at)
Role Senior Researcher
Phone 050 6212281
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  • 1986, Master in Geological Sciences at Università degli Studi di Siena.
  • 1989 – 1992, PhD project in Earth Sciences at Università degli Studi di Siena (1993 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Earth Sciences).
  • 1992 – 1995 research assistant at the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Siena, within the Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA).
  • 1992 – 1998, visiting fellow at the Laboratory of Isotope Geology of the Faculteit der Aardwetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 18 months.
  • 1995 – 1996, 2-year post-doctoral fellowship funded by PNRA.
  • September 1996, Researcher (permanent position) at the Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, CNR (IGG-CNR).
  • January 2007 – present, Senior researcher at IGG-CNR.


  • Expertise: isotope geochemistry and geochronology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; application of 40Ar–39Ar geochronology to different geological problems; operating procedures, maintenance and development, in noble gas mass spectrometry laboratory, with special reference to 40Ar–39Ar geochronology and to laser extraction techniques.
  • Main scientific interests: geochronology of ductile (mylonites) and brittle (pseudotachylytes) faults; reactivation of faults and shear zones; reconstruction of the evolution of the Antarctic climate-cryosphere system during the Neogene-Quaternary; relationship between tectono-metamorphic evolution and isotope records in metamorphic minerals; P-T-time paths of HP–UHP rocks; provenance studies of siliciclastic sediments; high-precision dating of impact glasses (tektites) and Quaternary volcanic rocks.
  • Field work in Antarctica during the 1993–94, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2005–06 expeditions.
  • Author of 70 scientific publications, mostly peer reviewed. h-index (ISI WEB of Knowledge): 19.


  • 1999 – 2015, responsible of Research Groups within the PNRA research projects: 1999/4.11; 2002/4.1; 2002/4.6; 2004/4.01; 2004/4.6, 2013/B2.07, 2013/AZ2.08. Principal Investigator of the PNRA project 2010/A2.012.
  • Since 2002, responsible of the 40Ar–39Ar laboratory at IGG-CNR.
  • October 2005 – June 2010, member of the off-ice (chronostratigraphy) team for the international SMS ANDRILL Project and responsible of the Italian research group of Geochronology and Volcanology.
  • March 2015, elected member of the IGG-CNR advisory committee.


  • Di Vincenzo G., Grande A., Rossetti F. (2014). Paleozoic siliciclastic rocks from northern Victoria Land (Antarctica): provenance, timing of deformation and implications for the Antarctica/Australia connection. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 126, 1416–1438.
  • Di Vincenzo G., Rossetti F., Viti C., Balsamo F. (2013) Constraining the timing of fault reactivation: Eocene coseismic slip along a Late Ordovician ductile shear zone (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125, 609–624.
  • Di Vincenzo G., Skála R. (2009) 40Ar–39Ar laser dating of tektites from the Cheb Basin (Czech Republic): evidence for coevality with moldavites and influence of the dating standard on the age of the Ries impact. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 493–513.
  • Di Vincenzo G., F. Talarico F., Kleinschmidt G. (2007). An 40Ar–39Ar investigation of the Mertz Glacier area (George V Land, Antarctica): implications for the Ross Orogen – East Antarctic Craton relationship and Gondwana reconstructions. Precambrian Research, 152, 93–118.
  • Di Vincenzo G., Tonarini S., Lombardo B., Castelli D., Ottolini L. (2006). Comparison of 40Ar-39Ar and Rb-Sr data on phengites from the UHP Brossasco-Isasca Unit (Dora Maira Massif, Italy): implications for dating white mica. Journal of Petrology, 47, 1439–1465.