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Paolo Capiluppi

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Curriculum vitae

Academic and Professional:

  • Full Professor of Experimental Physics from 2000 to 2018 at the University of Bologna;

  • Associate Professor of General Physicis since 1988 (till 2000) at the University of Bologna;

  • Researcher of INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear Research) since 1975 until 1988. 

Some of the responsibilities covered:

  • Head of the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna since 2006 until 2012;

  • Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy since 2012 until 2015;

  • National Responsible for the scientific computing of the CMS Experiment at LHC, CERN, Geneva since 1995 until 2006;

  • Responsible of the Bologna Research Group for the OPAL Experiment at LEP, CERN, Geneva, since 1988 until 1995;

  • Member of the executive board of the project LCG (LHC Computing Grid), representing Italy from 2001 until 2004;

  • Member of the executive boards of some Grid Computing projects financed by the EU Commission (DataGrid, DataTag, EGEE I, EGEE II, etc.) since 1998 until 2005;

  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the development of the University of Bologna Computing, Networking and Services (CeSIA), and co-author of the implementation of the University of Bologna Internet Network;

  • Member of the international High Energy Physics Computing Coordinating Committee (HTASC) since 1995 until 1999.

Research Activities (More than 600 scientific publications on international refereed Journals:

1. High Energy Experimental Physics: Researches and Experiments

  • CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) is an experiment now active at the LHC proton collider of CERN (Geneva, Switzerland). The actual results are many, among which the detection the Higgs boson. In the CMS project Prof. Capiluppi was the Italian national coordinator for the architecture of the data analysis and the data transport and distribution. For the scope were developed new (for the time) technologies of distributed computing and database remote analyses. 
    At the same time Prof. Capiluppi participated to the many activities of construction, installation, maintenance and upgrade of the Muon CMS detector in collaboration with INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Research) (1993- today);

  • Study of  e+e- collisions at LEP of CERN with the detector OPAL (1984- 2008);

  • Study of neutrino and antineutrino interactions with protons and neutrons (deuteron). (Experiment CERN WA25) (1979-1988);

  • Cosmic magnetic Monopole Researches (1981-1983).

  • Direct production of electrons (or positrons) in the collisions of negative pions of 70 GeV/c on protons at CERN (1977-1980).

  • Research of new particles with nuclear emulsions at FERMILAB (1975-1977).

  • Study of interactions of KºL on protons with momentum range 300-800 MeV/c at CERN (1973-1977).

  • Inclusive particle production from the proton-proton collisions at the ISR of CERN (1972-1976).

2. Computational Physics for scientific research with a distributed approach over the Network (some issues):

  • Design and implementation of the Computing Model for the CMS Experiment. Grid computing and then Cloud Computing and data storage (1995 - today).

  • EU project  “EGEE” (2003-2008) which was the first realization of a Computing Grid with large network extension, also involving many different scientific disciplines (HEP Physics, Space Researches, Bioinformatics and Biology). Prof. Capiluppi was one of the initiators and member of the working Group for HEP and EGEE implementation.

  • LHC Computing Grid (LCG) at CERN of Geneva which was the starting project for the Distributed computing System for the worldwide scientific data analysis of the LHC Experiments (Alice, Atlas, CMS, LHCb) (2001 – 2004).

Teaching activities:

  • Since 1988 until today, teaching for the degree courses of: Geology, Computer Science, Informatics, Physics and Astronomy. Namely: Experimental Physics II, Experimental Physics I, Physics II, Physics, Theory of Information and Transmission, Electric Communications, Computer Networks, Laboratory of Computer Network, Advanced computational Methodologies for Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, General Physics 1, General Physics 2, Mechanics.

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