My research activity has been carried out in experimental
particle physics field, with high energy accelerators at CERN
(European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva,
Switzerland), in medical physics and in physics education.
I worked in e+e- physics at the CERN LEP (Large
Electron-Positron) collider, with the DELPHI (DEtector for
Lepton, Photon and Hadron Identification) experiment for more
than ten years. Since 1994 I have been involved first in the
preparation, lately in the commissioning and now in the maintaining
of the large angle muon detector in the CMS (Compact Muon
Solenoid) experiment, one of the general-purpose
detectors at the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider).
I also spent part of my research activity to the
design of new detectors for long baseline neutrino
beams, dedicated to studies of new physics beyond
the Standard Model.
I'm currently involved in L3IA (Line for Laser driven Light Ion Acceleration) experiment proposal. The main goal is to establish a beam-line operation taking advantage of the experimental results (from Pisa CNR laser) and of the numerical modeling. My task is actually the ions simulation in TNSA regime during a plasma wave produced by a laser pulse on thin metal target.
I'm also working in muon detector optimisation for a new experiment, dedicated to the hidden particles search, as predicted by some models of hidden sectors. This experiment, at the CERN SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron), is called SHIP (Search for Hidden Particles). The experiment will search for weakly interacting particles like Heavy Neutral Leptons, light supersimmetric particles, ecc.
Research activity in medical physics field with low energies
accelerators, carried out within the MC-INFN (INFN collaboration
between people using Monte Carlo codes), that aims to understand
how some important physical quantities are treated by the main
Monte Carlo codes.
Research activity dedicated to the development of a Cerenkov
radiation detector devices applied to medical Physics.
Currently about 1200 refereed publications on international
journals and various publications on national journals,
internal notes, etc..
A list (not exhaustive) of the international publications can be
found following this link: INSPIRE papers list
More detailed publications lists can be found here.