Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2019-ONGOING, PhD. Università di Milano - Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics PhD School Curriculum: Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Thesis title: “Search for electroweak production of dark matter particles at the LHC Run 2 with the ATLAS detector “ Thesis supervisor: Tommaso LARI, INFN Milano
  • 2017 – 2019, Master degree. Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna - School of Science LM-17 - 2nd level degree – Master Degree in Physics Curriculum: Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics Thesis title: “Characterisation of tt̅H production at 13 TeV in the multijet topologies with CMS “ Thesis supervisor: Andrea CASTRO, Università di Bologna Final degree mark: 110/110 cum laude Graduation date: 25/10/2019
  • 2014 – 2017, Bachelor degree. Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna - School of Science L-30 - 1st level degree - Degree/Bachelor Degree in Physics Thesis title: “Measurement of the top-antitop production cross section at 13 TeV in the all-jets boosted regime with CMS at LHC” Thesis supervisor: Andrea CASTRO, Università di Bologna Final degree mark: 110/110 cum laude Graduation date: 22/09/2017

Work activities

  • 2021-ONGOING, CERN Doctoral Student. Assembly and quality control of the pixel modules for the ATLAS Phase-2 upgrade, and search for supersymmetry with a displaced track signature. The ATLAS experiment foresees to upgrade the central tracking system with a new silicon Inner Tracker (ITk) detector for the operation at the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), during which time the experiment aims to accumulate a total data set of 4000 fb−1 with a peak instantaneous luminosity of 7.5 × 1034 cm−2s−1. The ITk comprises two subsystems: a Pixel Detector, with 5 pixel inner layers and 5 end-cap layers, and a surrounding Strip Detector, with 4 barrel layers and 6 end-cap disks. The Pixel Detector is made of hybrid pixel modules, each of these composed by up to four high resistivity silicon sensor chips and a front-end read-out chip fabricated in CMOS technology, called a “bare module”, and a flexible PCB, called a “module flex”. ATLAS is currently entering into a pre-production phase, with module assembly and quality control representing fundamental steps for the detector construction. CERN is one of the assembly centers of the pixel modules for the ITk barrel layers with several key activities being conducted to ensure the sustained and reliable production rate of the hybrid modules. The activities carried out in laboratory start from the reception of the hardware components, and particularly focus on the module assembly and quality control through visual inspection, metrology and I-V measurements, following the developed guidelines.
  • 2019, INFN Scholarship. Characterization of LYSO matrices and Silicon Photomultiplier for the CMS Barrel Mip Timing Detector. CMS is proposing within the upgrade program for HL-LHC a novel hermetic timing detector for charged particles (MTD) with a target resolution of 30 ps. The barrel part of the detector (BTL) will use small LYSO crystals as sensors readout by Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM). The project concerns the characterization of crystals from different producers, systematic studies of the material used to wrap crystalline matrices, study of the optical properties and optical matching between the LYSO and SiPMs.
  • Other activities

  • Modeling radiation damage in digitization to the ATLAS pixel detector. Modeling radiation damage in digitization to the ATLAS pixel detector is critical for matching our simulation to the realistic detector conditions. A pixel digitizer model is included in the ATLAS simulation, but all of the radiation damage parameters were based on old testbeam studies with conditions that were not the same as in the Run 2 ATLAS detector. The goal of this task was to improve the quality of the pixel radiation damage modeling by tuning parameters based on data. In particular, it focused on tuning the trapping constants in the simulation through various measurements, including high voltage scans and charge-versus-depth measurements. Different parameters are needed for different points in time (due to annealing) as well as different locations in space (due to the composition of damaging particles).
  • 2021 Egamma contact for the ATLAS SUSY Working Group (WG).