New staff members and fellows: September 2016
I joined the CMS Collaboration as an Education and Outreach Officer in July. My principal task will be the design and implementation of education and outreach activities in the framework of CREATIONS, a H2020 EU project that aims to introduce creative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in late-primary and secondary education. In this context, my work will involve helping teacher and student communities across Europe (and not only) to utilize tools, resources and methodologies that may lead to an engaging science classroom.
I joined the EP-DT-EO section as Fellow to work on the LBNF Neutrino project. I have a Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, a Master in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, which i took at EPFL. I will work on the verification and optimization of the design of the LBNF Neutrino platform, on the structural assessment of the parts of the LBNF vessel as well as on the definition, planning and execution of mechanical tests.
I am an ASIC designer in the EP-ESE-ME section, and currently working on the hybrid pixel readout chip Macro Pixel ASIC for the CMS Outer Tracker upgrade taking place during the LHC LS3 shutdown. I work on digital electronics design and chip assembly. Previously, I worked as Fellow in a similar role on the design team of the first prototype of the MPA, the so called MPA-Light.
I've been working as an experimental physicist on the ATLAS experiment since joining in 2006 when starting my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. I've more recently worked as a post-doc for NIKHEF and as a fellow at CERN, focusing on physics with hadronically-decaying taus and trigger performance/operations. I'm excited to be joining now the PH-ADT-TR group as a limited duration staff. I plan to stay involved in tau physics, continuing my term as the current ATLAS Tau Performance convener for another year, and will later shift my focus to trigger preparations for the upcoming upgrade
I recently became a member of CERN staff (Experimental Physicist LD), opting to join LHCb. I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford where I worked on charm amplitude analyses using CLEO III/-c data as well as complementary studies of B->DK decays in LHCb data, leading to the first LHC measurement of the CP-violating CKM phase gamma. After a post-doctoral position at Oxford, I joined CERN as an LHCb Research Fellow. I developed a programme of spectroscopy in B decays and studies of Central Exclusive Production, helping to construct a new sub detector (“Herschel”) to support this.
I am an experimental particle physicist working in the NA62 experiment since 2011. I joined the EP-ESE group as an applied fellow in June 2016 after finishing my PhD at the Comenius University Bratislava. The main focus of my work is on the readout system of the NA62 Straw Spectrometer. I am also involved in the simulation and data analysis of the experiment.
I recently joined the CERN CMS group as a research fellow, where I intend to search for heavy resonances that decay to a pair of bosons. Furthermore, in addition to contributing to the operation of the CMS experiment, I also plan to work on the development and testing of new sub-detectors as well as on novel reconstruction algorithms.
I have joined the Muon Section of the ATLAS Detector Group in August 2016. With the Muon team I will work on Micropattern gaseous detectors (Micromegas) for one of the main ATLAS upgrades in the next shutdown, the new Small Wheel which is the inner muon endcap detector. Since the beginning of my PhD in 2002, I have always worked in the gaseous detectors R&D field, especially in the micropattern gaseous detectors (e.g. Micromegas, GEMs …), so I am glad to have the opportunity to contribute to this project! I will take a leading role developing and performing a complete validation programme on the first individual detector modules delivered from the institutes to CERN and will then contribute to the definition and to the execution of quality-control procedures on all delivered modules. In addition I will play a key role within the CERN ATLAS team to prepare and set-up the infrastructure in our laboratory to assemble the new Small Wheel support structure and to mount the detectors.
Enrico Junior SCHIOPPA
I'm a particle physicist. I did my PhD at Nikhef (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) studying applications for energy sensitive pixel detectors outside high energy physics, followed by a post-doc experience at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) working at the realization of a SiPM-based prototype telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project. I recently joined ATLAS, where I'll be involved in the R&D of monolithic CMOS sensors for the upgrade of the inner detector and, in parallel, the recommissioning of the Diamond Beam Monitor (DBM).