I am a Physics Associate Professor at the
University of Cagliari,
and INFN, Italy (my university webpage
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,
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
is my favourite ! These states allow us to
test Quantum Chromo Dynamics
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
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).