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Marco Garbini

Adjunct Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Curriculum vitae

I was born in 1973 in Jesi (An).
Academic Curriculum:

1999: Master Degree in experimental particle physics.  

2005: PhD in Physics at Bologna University.


Current position:

I'm a Fixed-term Researcher at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Bologna University.


Scholarships and wards:


-February-July 2001: INFN scholarship for new graduate students.

-October-December 2001: Scholarship at the Bologna University Physics Department. 

-January 2002-December 2004: PhD in Physics at the Bologna University Physics Department. 

-January 2005-December 2008: Grant at iMuseo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche “E. Fermi”di Roma for the  EEE Project (Extreme Energy Events).

-Ottobre 2007:  World Federation of Scientists “G. Puppi-WFS Award for New Talents-2007”  award for the original contribution in the EEE Project.

-January 2009-December 2010:  Post Doc Grant at Bologna University Physics Department.

-January 2011-December 2012:  Post Doc Grant at Bologna University Physics Department.


Research Activity

My research activity takes place in the context of the physics of cosmic rays, neutrinos and the search for dark matter.

I work in the XENON100 and XENON1T dark matter search experiments located at Gran Sasso National Laboratories.  There are cosmological and astrophysical evidences of existence of Dark Matter in the Universe (26%); favourite candidates for dark matter particles are WIMPs, Weakly Interacting Massive Particles. The detection of WIMPs is possible by means of ultra pure detectors located in low background sites. The XENON100 detector is a dual phase (liquid-gas) Xenon Time Projection Chamber (TPC); the Xenon is both the target for WIMPs interaction and the drift medium. The XENON100 TPC is filled with about 160 kg of liquid Xenon (about 60 kg are the active mass).

XENON1T is the upgrade of the XENON 100 detector; it is under construction at Gran Sasso National Laboratories. The TPC will house about 3 tons of liquid Xenon and is designed to improve the sensitivity for spin independent WIMP-nucleus interactions by two orders of magnitude.

I also work in the LVD (Large Volume Detector)  experiment and in the EEE Project experiment.

LVD (Large Volume Detector) is located at Gran Sasso National Laboratories and in is tacking data since 1992. LVD is optimised for the detection of antineutrinos from core collapse SuperNovae. Till 2002 there was also a tracking system (based on limited streamer tubes) which allowed to reconstruct cosmic muon tracks. 

The  EEE Project (Extreme Energy Events) is devoted to the detection and study of extensive air showers initiated by high energy primary cosmic rays. It consists of a network of muon tracking telescopes made by three MRPCs (Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers) installed inside Italian High School. The experiment aims also to disseminate scientific culture involving young students in the experiment from the construction of the detectors to their operation and data analysis.  


Teaching Activity


2001-2006 : Tutor  for Physics and Statistics course – Master of Science in Biotechnology.

2007-2013: Tutor for the laboratory part for the Nuclear and subnuclear Physics Laboratory course.

2014: Teaching for the laboratory part of Nuclear and subnuclear Physics Laboratory course.

Since 2005: member of the member of the board of examiners of the Physics course for Master of Science in Biotechnology.


 Assistant Supervisor


- Master Degree Thesis “Caratterizzazione e calibrazione dei fotomoltiplicatori del sistema di veto dei muoni per l'esperimento XENON1T”, Federica Agostini, A.A. 2012-2013, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Facoltà di SS. MM. FF. NN., corso di Laurea Magistrale in Fisica.

-Master Degree Thesis “Studio del Segnale dei fotomoltiplicatori del veto di muoni dell'esperimento XENON1T presso i Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso”, Giuseppe Morana, A.A. 2011-2012, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Facoltà di SS. MM. FF. NN., corso di Laurea Magistrale in Fisica.

- Bachelor Thesis “La Materia Oscura e l'esperimento XENON”, Massimiliano Fabianelli, A.A. 2011-2012, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Facoltà di SS. MM. FF. NN., corso di Laurea Triennale in Astronomia.

-Master Degree Thesis “Sviluppo e test del sistema di fotomoltiplicatori del veto di muoni cosmici dell'esperimento XENON1T”,  Fabio Valerio Massoli, A.A. 2010-2011, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Facoltà di SS. MM. FF. NN., corso di Laurea Magistrale in Fisica.

-Bachelor Thesis “Test dei fotomoltiplicatori per il veto di muoni dell'esperimento XENON1T”, candidato Matteo Pancaldi, A.A. 2010-2011, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Facoltà di SS. MM. FF. NN., corso di Laurea in Fisica.

-PhD Thesis “Studio di raggi cosmici di altissima energia con il Progetto EEE”, Dott.ssa Elisa Bressan, Università degli studi di Bologna, Facoltà di SS. MM. FF. NN., Dottorato di Ricerca in Fisica – XXIII Ciclo, settori scientifico-disciplinari di afferenza FIS/01-FIS/04-FIS/08.