Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics
- January 2009: Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Sussex;
2000-2008: Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Royal Holloway, University of London, working in the BaBar, CALICE and ATLAS projects;
1997-2000: PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Pavia, Italy: Search for numu --> nutau Oscillations in the tau --> npi nutau (n=1,3) Decay Channels at the NOMAD experiment at CERN;
1989-1995: Laurea Degree in Physics, University of Pisa, Italy.
I am a member of the Sussex EPP group and I currently work in the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. ATLAS is a multi-purpose detector that will look at the result of the collision of two counter-rotating beams of protons in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). During the 2010 run of the LHC the ATLAS experiment has collected million of events at the unprecedented energy of 7 TeV in the centre-of-mass, the highest CM energy that has ever been reached in a particle physics collider. The LHC will recreate in a controlled environment the conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang, enabling us to answer to some of the fundamental questions of physics, like the origin of mass. I am interested in looking for evidence of Super-Symmetry, by looking for particular events with three leptons in the final state, where one or more of these is a Tau Lepton. I am also responsible for the ATLAS Trigger Event Data Model, to ensure that all the Trigger software components (the ATLAS 'brain') are developed in accordance to the very strict quality requirements of the ATLAS Experiment. I am also responsible to make sure that sofware that is developed to drive the various parts of the trigger is correctly integrated within the full ATLAS software. I am also interested in studying possible improvements of the ATLAS trigger for a future ATLAS upgrade.
I have been working at the development and testing of calorimeter prototypes for future linear collider detectors as a member of the CALICE Collaboration. I have also been working in the BaBar Experiment, studying CP violation in the decay of B mesons produced in e+ e- collisions at the PEPII accelerator at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). In the same experiment I have also studied some of the properties of the Tau lepton, like it's decay probability to strange hadrons.
Collider Physics (part of the Advanced Particle Physics Course), Yr4/M-level Course
Practical Electronics (F3185), Yr2 Course
Skills in Physics 2 (F3202), Yr2 course
Particle Physics Detector Technology (874F3), Yr4 Course
CP Violation Lecture as part of the M-Level Collider Physics course
Anthony Rose: Search for Supersymmetry in 2tau final states at ATLAS (Oct 2009-March 2013)
Itzebelt Santoyo-Castillo: Search for Supersymmetry in 3lepton final states at ATLAS (Oct 2010 - Sept 2014)
Fabrizio Miano: Search for stop decays to 0-leptons final states at ATLAS (Jan 2015 - )
Benjamin Jacques-Parr: Simulation Studies for an Upgrade of the ATLAS Level1 Trigger (Summer 2011)
- Jonathan Avis: Search for Supersymmetry in 1tau+1electron final states at ATLAS (Summer 2012)
The CALICE Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Construction and commissioning of the CALICE analog hadronic calorimeter prototype, arXiv:1003.2662 ,Journal of Instrumentation ( JINST ), doi: 10.1088/1748-0221/5/05/P05004
The CALICE Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Study of the interactions of pions in the CALICE silicon-tungsten calorimeter prototype, Journal of Instrumentation ( JINST ), 2010_JINST_5_P05007
The ATLAS Collaboration, Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, arXiv:1003.3124v1 ( Physics Letters B )
The CALICE Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Response of the CALICE Si-W Electromagnetic Calorimeter Physics Prototype to Electrons, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A 608 (2009), pp.372-383;
The ATLAS Collaboration, Expected Performance of the ATLAS Experiment - Detector, Trigger and Physics, arXiv:0901.0512v1 [hep-ex];
The CALICE Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Design and Commissioning of the Physics Prototype of a Si-W Electromagnetic Calorimeter for the International Linear Collider 2008 Journal of Instrumentation ( JINST ) 3 P08001;
The BaBar Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Measurement of the tau- --> K- pi0 nu_tau Branching Fraction, Physics Review D76, 051104(R) (2007);
The BaBar Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Search for Lepton Flavor Violation in the Decay tau- --> e- gamma Physics Review Letters 96, 041801 (2006);
The BaBar Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Measurement of Time-Dependent CP-Violating Asymmetries and constrains on sin(2beta+gamma) with partial reconstruction of B0 --> D*± pi± Decays, Physics Review Letters 92, 251802 (2004);
The BaBar Collaboration, F.Salvatore et al, Measurement of the B0 meson lifetime with partial reconstruction of B0 --> D*- pi+ and B0 --> D*- rho+ decays, Physics Review D67, 091101(R) (2003).