Prof. Giulia Zanderighi is an internationally recognized expert in the field of collider phenomenology. This theoretical discipline investigates elementary particles and their fundamental interactions, using mathematical models and calculations. These play a central role in particle physics: the greater the precision with which theoretical physicists calculate the behavior of elementary particles, the more information can be deduced from the data obtainable in accelerator experiments.
Phenomenology and high-precision calculations will have an even more important role to play in the future. In the near future, the LHC will be upgraded to a high-luminosity collider resulting in more particle collisions and therefore greater probability of discovering new physics in the data – i.e. phenomena that cannot be explained with the current Standard Model of particle physics.
Prof. Giulia Zanderighi was born in Milan, Italy, in 1974. After studying physics at the University of Milan, she earned her doctorate from the University of Pavia. She pursued her academic career as a postdoc at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in Durham (UK) and Fermilab in Batavia (USA).
In 2005, she became a fellow in the theoretical department at CERN, followed by a position as a lecturer at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College in 2007. As of 2010 she was a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford. In 2014 she took a leave from this position, holding in a five-year staff position at CERN. She has taken her office as a director at the Max Planck Institute for Physics on January 1, 2019.
Charges and memberships
Prof. Giulia Zanderighi is and was an active member in multiple scientific advisory boards and committees:
- Theory Advisory Board of Higgs cross section working group (HXSWG) (since 2018)
- Advisory Board of the Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics (MITP) (since 2018)
- Advisory Board of the Galileo Galilei Institute (GGI) (since 2018)
- Editorial Board of Physics Reports (since 2015)
- Appointment Panel A (iii) of the Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) Panel (2015-2018)
- Program Committee of the Annual Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP) conference (since 2016)
- Scientific Programme committee of Rencontres de Blois (since 2015)
- ERC Consolidator Grant (2013)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis by the Humboldt-Foundation (2012)
- Appointment as Professor of Physics as part of the Recognition of Distinction exercise of the University of Oxford (2010)
- STFC Advanced Fellowship (2007)
- Recent developments for the calculation of VH/VBF in the SM, plenary talk at Higgs Coupling, October 2018, Tokyo
- Practical QCD at colliders, lectures given at the Joint ICTP-SAIFR school on Particle Physics, June 2018, San Paulo, Brazil
- Status and outlook for precision calculations (relevant for SM measurement and New Physics searches), BNL Forum, October 2017, Brookhaven
- Summary talk: theory and experiment, QCD@LHC, September 2017, Debrecen
- Precision Theory at the LHC,Plenary talk given at the IOP Joint APP and HEPP Annual Conference, April 2017, Sheffield
- Precision QCD at the LHC, Physikalisches Kolloquium, January 2017, University of Mainz
- Fully Differential Vector-Boson-Fusion Higgs Production at Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order; Matteo Cacciari (Diderot U., Paris & Paris, LPTHE & CERN), Frédéric A. Dreyer (Paris, LPTHE & CERN), Alexander Karlberg (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.), Gavin P. Salam (CERN), Giulia Zanderighi (CERN & Oxford U., Theor. Phys.); Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 139901 (2018)
- How bright is the proton? A precise determination of the photon parton distribution function; Aneesh Manohar (CERN & UC, San Diego), Paolo Nason (INFN, Milan Bicocca), Gavin P. Salam (CERN), Giulia Zanderighi (CERN & Oxford U., Theor. Phys.); Jul 14, 2016. 6 pp., Phys.Rev.Lett. 117 (2016) no.24, 242002
- NNLOPS simulation of Higgs boson production; Keith Hamilton (University Coll. London & CERN), Paolo Nason (INFN, Milan Bicocca), Emanuele Re, Giulia Zanderighi (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.). Aug 30, 2013. 25 pp.; JHEP 1310 (2013); 222 MCNET-13-11, CERN-PH-TH-2013-205, OUTP-13-18P
- Higgs and Z-boson production with a jet veto; Andrea Banfi (Freiburg U.), Pier Francesco Monni (Zurich U.), Gavin P. Salam (CERN & Princeton U. & Paris, LPTHE), Giulia Zanderighi (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.). Jun 2012. 14 pp.; Phys.Rev.Lett. 109 (2012) 202001
- One-loop calculations in quantum field theory: from Feynman diagrams to unitarity cuts; R. Keith Ellis (Fermilab), Zoltan Kunszt (Zurich, ETH), Kirill Melnikov (Johns Hopkins U.), Giulia Zanderighi (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.). May 2011. 157 pp.; Phys.Rept. 518 (2012) 141-250