Short CV/Education and training


  • 2015 – 2018
    Fixed time researcher, CNRS, Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire d'Orsay, France; LHCb Group

  • 2012 – 2015
    Lecturer at the University of Cagliari, Italy; LHCb Group

  • 2008 – 2012
    Assegno di ricerca University of Cagliari, Italy; LHCb

  • 2007 – 2008
    Ricercatore art.23 at I.N.F.N. Cagliari, Italy; LHCb

  • 2006 – 2007
    PPARC Fellow at the University of Liverpool, UK CDF/ATLAS

  • 2004 – 2006
    Research Assistant University of Liverpool, UK; CDF

  • 2003
    Research Assistant University of Oxford, UK; CDF experiment


  • 2003
    DPhil, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  • 1999
    Master degree in Physics, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, IT: Thesis: "Measurement of the Vμ flux in the Wide Band neutrino beam for the CHORUS experiment at CERN"; 110/110 magna cum laude. Adviser: Biagio Saitta

Selected publications

Selected projects

Grants and leadership positions

  • Recipient (Principal Investigator) of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant 2014, with the project "Exploring Matter with Precision Charm and Beauty Production Measurements in Heavy Nuclei Collisions at LHCb" hosted by CNRS (at the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire d'Orsay, France). The grant started in April 2015 and will last five years.

  • Member of the LHCb Operation Planning Group, since 2015

  • Member of the LHCb Speaker Bureau, 2014 – 2016

  • Convener of the B-hadrons and Quarkonium Physics Working Group at LHCb. Responsible of the coverage, revision and publication of all analyses on Quarkonium and B-hadrons within the LHCb experiment. These include production and properties measurements and searches for new exotic states. I organised several workshops and collaborated with several theorists on this subject. I am also in charge of the publication on HEPDATA of the results published in my group. As Working Group convener I am a member of the Physics Planning Group, the LHCb directive body, 2011 – 2014

  • LHCb representative at the International "Quarkonium Working group" since March 2011. This international collaboration organises regular meetings and writes reviews on Quarkonium physics. It includes theorists as well as experimentalists from different collaborations.

  • Convener of the Quarkonium Physics Working Sub-Group, 2010 – 2011

  • Convener of the Supersymmetry (SUSY) working group in the CDF experiment. Responsible of the coverage, revision and publication of all analyses of Supersymmetry within the CDF experiment. I organised workshops and collaborated with several theorists in regard of this matter. 2006 – 2007

  • Leader of the "multi-lepton" group, coordinating all analyses involving lepton signatures in searches for New Physics at CDF, 2004 – 2007

  • Responsible of the "Electron Task Force" Working Group, in charge of the identification and reconstruction of electrons and photons, measuring trigger and identification efficiencies for the CDF experiment, 2003 – 2006

Other research responsibilities

  • Referee for the European Physics Journal C (EPJC), since 2015

  • Referee for the International Physics Journal: Advances in High Energy Physics, since 2015

  • Organiser of the Particle Physics seminars at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Cagliari (Italy), 2013 – 2014

  • Referee for the International Physics Journal: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), since 2010

  • Convener of the "Quarkonium Production" session of the workshop "Charmonium in pp collisions", Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire d'Orsay, France, 6 – 8 March 2013

  • Co-organiser, chair and convener of the "Heavy Quarkonium" session of the "QCD@LHC2013" conference, DESY (Germany), 2 – 6 September 2013

  • Responsible for the analysis "Y production at LHCb", 2010 – 2012

  • "Shift leader" and "Data Manager" expert at LHCb, a responsible for on-line running of the LHCb detector at CERN during continuous data taking of the experiment. Expert "on-call" for maintenance of the Muon system at LHCb, including general troubleshooting for the detector on-line operation, 2010

Additional qualifications

  • Programming Experience: C++, fortran, perl, Unix, Linux, html, python. Data Analysis: ROOT, PAW. GRID expert.

  • Languages: Fluent in Italian and English. Fair knowledge of French, Spanish and Dutch.


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