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Cosmology, nuclei and astroparticle physics: The Linear Accelerator Laboratory Director Achille Stocch

Achille Stocchi is the Director of the Linear Accelerator Laboratory, a fundamental research laboratory, who specialise in cosmology, nuclei, astroparticle and high energy physics.

Stocchi holds several leadership, advisory and editorial positions across the physics sector, from leading the Linear Accelerator Laboratory, to the role of research project rapporteur for the Italian Ministry of Education and Research.

Background

I was born in Venice in Italy on April 21th, 1963. After a university education in M Italy (Milano) I did a doctorate in France (Orsay) by integrating CNRS in 1993. I have been a professor at Paris-Sud University since 2003. My teaching activities have included several Masters and Doctoral positions. I am the co-creator of a new masters in 2005 NPAC (Nuclei, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology). I have also taught in several schools and universities overseas, including TESHEP in Ukraine 2007 and WISHEPP in Palestine in 2017 with An-Najah University.

Particle physics research

I am a researcher in particle physics in LAL (Linear Accelerator Laboratory) on the Orsay Campus. I have worked on several high-energy experiments at CERN (Switzerland) at SLAC (USA) and LNF-Frascati (Italy), leading working groups and having managerial positions in the experiments. I signed the papers of the collaboration DELPHI, BaBar, SuperB, UA9 and LHCb experiments (over 1000) and about fifty research papers or individual or on small group on detectors, data analysis and phenomenology.

I have led seven doctoral theses and several post-doctoral students and participate in about twenty-five PHD thesis or HDR jury per year. The results of my work has been presented at over fifty seminars.

Advisory positions

I lead several advisory steering committees of international projects and participate in laboratory scientific councils and the development of the European strategy as a member of the ESG (European Strategy Group) for high-energy physics, alongside my position as a  research project rapporteur for the Italian Ministry of Education and Research.

Leadership roles

I am editor of the journal JHEP (about sixty papers per year) and the director of LAL (about 300 persons) since February 2011. Since September 2016 I have been project leader for the merger of five laboratories to create a laboratory of 800 people in Orsay which includes nuclear physics, particles, astrophysics, cosmology, medical physics, theory, detector development and accelerator physics. The new laboratory will be created on 1 January 2020.

Nuclei, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology physics

 

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

My areas of expertise is NPAC (Nuclei, Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Particle physics
  • High-energy
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2 page article in SciTech Europa 29

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