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: