I am a particle physicist.
Since 2008 I took part in many experiments of fundamental Physics, carried out in various laboratories, all around the world and in space.
They are always quite complex endeavours, taking much time and energy to be made. I work on them with many people, young and less young, with which I share the fatigue of preparation, the patient waiting for results, the silence surrounding failure and the one accompanying success.
I work at the department of Physics of University of Trento, where I arrived in 2016 as researcher. My research activity has been always supported by the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), which honoured me with the affiliation to the Trento Institute for Fundamental-Physics and Applications (TIFPA).
I am a member of the ATLAS collaboration, running the namesake experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. I founded the physics ATLAS group in Trento, focusing its activities on the measurement of b-jets and the Higgs physics. I also collaborate with the engineering ATLAS group of Trento, developing silicon 3D sensors for the next inner tracking detector upgrade.
I am a member of the Limadou collaboration, an Italian group of physicists and engineers developing and running experiments on board the constellation of Chinese satellites CSES. For the High Energy Particle Detector (HEPD) of CSES-02, I proposed the first-ever use of Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors in space, a technological challenge which engaged my group in the last three years. If we will succeed, it will be a major breakthrough in the field of radiation sensors for space applications.
Being a particles’ lover makes me incline to the development of new technologies for particle detection. In particular, I triggered the HDMS project, a collaboration between CERN and ASI to develop the next generation superconducting magnet for space applications. At the same time, I am a member of ARCADIA, an INFN collaboration aimed at developing a flexible readout CMOS architecture for arrays of depleted integrated sensors.
I love teaching and I do my best to make student’s life easier than mine, at least about learning Physics. I work to provide students with the shortest and cleanest way to gain knowledge on the subjects I teach. I currently hold Physics courses at the University of Trento.
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