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Giulia Manca

Welcome! I am a Physics Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari, and INFN, Italy (my university webpage is here). I currently work at the LHCb experiment at CERN, Geneva (Switzerland), which uses the collisions from an enormous and hugely powerful particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). I first tried to discover a new type of particles, the supersymmetric particles, which would prove the validity of a new theory, Supersymmetry, to explain the existence of the world the way we know it. I worked a lot with bound states of two quarks (Quarkonia), in particular the Upsilon is my favourite ! These states allow us to test Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), which is very hard to figure out but also a lot of fun ;) At the moment I am also involved in heavier subjects, since we are trying to use LHCb to collect collisions of heavy nuclei like lead-lead but also lead with protons or with other noble gases, in the attempt to recreate Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP). This is the subject of my "EXPLORINGMATTER" project. Apart LHCb, I have previously worked on the Atlas experiment at CERN and the CDF experiment at FERMILAB, Chicago (USA).

List of conferences I organised.
My public talks.
My outreach activity.
My list of publications (on SPIRES).
My teaching
My ERC-CoG project

Contact Information:
email: giulia dot manca at cern dot ch

    Home Institution :
  • University of Cagliari and INFN ,
  • Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato
  • Strada Provinciale per Sestu, Km 0.7, 09042 Monserrato (Cagliari), Italy
  • Office 1B20; phone: +39 070 675 4901; fax: +39 070 510 212
The photos of me with the bubble chamber are from Mike Struik

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