• Gianluca Inguglia

Post doc

Belle

    Contact:

    Location: HEPHY

    Room: 315

    Telephone: +43 1 5447328 - 40

      Research interests:

      My main research focus is the search of new particles and forces that can be produced in electron-positron annihilation at the Belle II Experiment located in Tsukuba, Japan.

      Dark matter according to latest cosmological measurements represents a very big fraction in terms of the mass of the known Universe (26%) when compared to ordinary matter (5%). That is equivalent to say that  ~85% of the mass of the Universe is dark. However the only information we have about dark matter comes from gravitational measurements; while it interacts gravitationally with ordinary matter, other interactions have yet to be observed. It becomes then mandatory to fully exploit the potential of new high intensity experimental facilities in the search of signals that can originate from the interaction of dark matter with ordinary matter. In fact since this interaction has to be very weak (or would have otherwise been observed), large amounts of data are required. According to several theories, that are referred to as dark sectors, dark matter might comprise a new sector of particles of forces, with couplings and masses that might be in reach of the Belle II experiments, thanks also to the exceptionally large amount data expected to be collected by the experiment in the coming years.

      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 flavour violating mediators decaying to visible/invisible final states,
      - search for lepton flavour universality violation in tau decays.
       

      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.

        Biographical sketch:

        Positions

        • From 2018 Principal Invesitigator of the project FWF P 31361-N36 "Search for Dark Matter and Dark Forces at Belle II", HEPHY, Wien (Österreich)
        • 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)

        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

          Funding:

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

              Teaching:

              • (since 2020) Statistical metodhs of data analysis
                Lecturer at TU-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.

                Outreach activities:

                -WAA Jahrestagung 2017, public lecture, Wien [link]:
                The fate of antimatter: can the Belle II experiment reveal what happened to the antimatter Universe?
                -Since 2017 Wien Dark Matter Day, outreach event, Wien [link1][link2]:
                Dark matter at the Belle II experiment.
                -Long night of science and DESY open day 2015, Hamburg [link].
                -Understand the Higgs boson at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London, 2013[link]:
                The Higgs boson and the ATLAS experiment.
                -KVI open day 2010, Groningen [link].

                  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.