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Maurizio Spurio

Full Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Academic discipline: FIS/01 Experimental Physics

Research

Keywords: Multimessenger aspects of neutrino astrophysics Particle physics

  • My research activity is mainly devoted to experimental subnuclear physics and particle astrophysics - dealing with the realization and functioning of experimental apparata, data collection and analysis,  physical modeling.
  •   I collaborated in the MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso since its design (1986), having responsibilities in data reduction and contributing significantly to studies of atmospheric neutrino oscillations and the search for magnetic monopoles.
  •  I contributed to the development of a nuclear trace detector (CR39), used in MACRO, in other studies (fragmentation cross section measurements, searches for magnetic monopoles in cosmic rays in the SLIM experiment and in MoEDAL at LHC ), and applied physics (dosimetry).
  • After MACRO from 2002, I started to deal with astrophysics studied using neutrino telescopes (Nemo, ANTARES and KM3NeT). In ANTARES, I had several roles of increasing responsibility: coordinator of the "Diffuse Flux" working group; chair of the Publication Committee; deputy spokesperson from 2014 to now. The Bologna group involved in neutrino telescopes has acquired significant visibility in the community, in particular for its skills in the DAQ, in the development of Monte Carlo codes and in data analysis. Several young people trained by us occupy relevant positions in various universities and research centers, also abroad.

  • I have collaboratively published over 200 articles in the journal (source scopus ID: 6701597296 or ORCID id 00000002-8698-3655 for bibliometric indications). In some of them, I’m corresponding authors. In particular, in 2010, I was invited by EPJC to write a review paper on "High-energy astrophysics with neutrino telescopes".

  • I am co-author of two didactic books on particle physics: “Particles and Fundamental Interactions” (2011) and his workbook (2012) for the Springer publishing house, in addition to the Italian translation of the first. Also for Springer, I am the author of the book "Particles and Astrophysics: A Multi-Messenger Approach". The first edition of 2014 was revised and integrated in 2018 following the discovery of gravitational waves, with the new title: "Probes of Multimessenger Astrophysics: Charged cosmic rays, neutrinos, γ-rays and gravitational waves".

  • I have been organizer of various conferences and other editorial initiatives, in particular related to scientific dissemination

  • I have been referee for a large number of works in journal such as: Astroparticle Physics, JCAP, EPJC, EPJP, NIM, PRL, RadMeas; referee of various national and international projects (including INFN-Fellini).