Gianluca Inguglia

Junior Group Leader

Belle

Contact

Telephone: +43 1 5447328 - 40

Location: HEPHY

Room: 315

Biographical sketch

Positions

  • From 2020 Principal Invesitigator of the project ERC StG 947006 "InterLeptons: a search for new interactions at Belle II using Leptons", HEPHY
  • From 2018 Principal Invesitigator of the project FWF P 31361-N36 "Search for Dark Matter and Dark Forces at Belle II", HEPHY
  • From 2017 HEPHY postdoc, Wien (Österreich)
  • From 2014 to 2017 DESY postdoc Fellow, Hamburg (Deutschland)

Education

  • 2014, PhD degree in Physics, Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom)
  • 2011, MSc. degree in Experimental Nuclear Physics, University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
  • 2008, BSc. degree in Astronomy, University of Bologna (Italy)

Funding

ERC StG 947006 "InterLeptons: a search for new interactions at Belle II using Leptons"

FWF Project Number P 31361-N36, Search for Dark Matter and Dark Forces at Belle II.

    Academic Honors and Awards

    Prizes/awards
    • CHIEN SHIUNG WU DIPLOMA
      Prize awarded at EMISSP 2011 by Prof. A.Zichichi
    • LINDENBAUM DIPLOMA
      Prize awarded at EMISSP 2010 by Prof. Gerardous 't Hooft
    • DALITZ DIPLOMA
      Prize awarded at EMISSP 2009 by Prof. A.Zichichi and Prof. Gerardous 't Hooft

    Teaching

    • (since 2021) Precision measurements with quarks and leptons
      Lecturer at University of  Wien.

    • (since 2018) Precision measurment with heavy mesons
      Lecturer at TU-Wien.

    • DKPI-Retreat 2018
      Lecturer on Belle II physics.

    • DESY Summer School 2017
      Lecturer on Experimental flavour physics.

    • DESY Summer School 2016
      Lecturer on Experimental flavour physics.

    • JENNIFER Summer School on Particle Physics and Detectors 2016
      Lecturer on Dark Matter (Exp+Th).

    • Mentoring 2013:
      Electric and Magnetic Fields (1st year course- Queen Mary, University of London).
      Mathematical Techniques 1 (1st year course- Queen Mary, University of London).

    • Ancillary Teaching 2012:
      Quantum Mechanics A (2nd year course- Queen Mary, University of London).
      Mathematical Techniques 1 (1st year course- Queen Mary, University of London).
      Statistical Data Analysis (3rd year course- Queen Mary, University of London).
      Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (2nd year course- Queen Mary, University of London).

    • Mentoring 2012:
      Mathematical Techniques 1 (summer 2012).

    • Ancillary Teaching 2011:
      Mathematical Techniques 1 (1st year course- Queen Mary, University of London).

    • Student assistant 2010:
      Experimental Nuclear Physics- KVI-University of Groningen 2010.

    Research interests

    The standard model of particle physics (SM) is a theoretical framework that describes fundamental interactions and constituents of matter and, although very successful in predicting phenomena, it be considered as a complete description of nature. Dark matter, for example, is not accounted for in the SM. In addition, in recent years experiments worldwide have reported tensions arising from anomalies observed in the decays of B mesons and in properties of leptons. Most of these tensions strongly point towards new interactions which treat, unlike the SM, leptons of different generations or flavors differently. Such kind of interactions are said to violate lepton flavor universality (LFUV) and might also be the link between ordinary and dark matter (DM). My research focuses exactly on this intersection of these topics, the search for the violation of letpon flavor universality and the search for dark matter candidates at the Belle / Belle II experiment (see for example here ).

    Currently I am involved in many activities at the Belle and Belle II Experiment including the following

    - coordination of the dark sector physics group of the Belle experiment,
    - search for low mass dark matter in invisible decays of the Y(1S),
    - search for a dark Z’ boson decaying to visible/invisible final states,
    - search for dark Higgs boson and dark photon,
    - search for lepton flavor universality violation in leptonic/hadronic tau decays.
    - measurement of Vus
    - absolute leptonic branching fractions determination of tau
    - lepton identification
    - Machine learning techniques

    Another aspect of my research is the involvement in the Belle II statistics advisory committee of which I am (co-)chair; the committee offers guidance and documentation (including training/tutorials) to promote sound usage of statistical tools and procedures within the Collaboration.

    My evolving research team is continuously looking for new members at various level, if you are interested in joining our effort in the search for dark matter and dark forces at the Belle II Experiment write me an email.

    Further Information

    Full list of publications: [link].
    Conferences
    Chair of IPA 2020 (moved to 2021).
    Local Organising Committee member of ALPS series since ALPS 2018.