Giulia Ripellino is Awarded the ATLAS Thesis Award


Giulia Ripellino, Postdoc at the Division of High Energy Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was on February 16 awarded the ATLAS Thesis Award for 2022 under a ceremony at CERN.

In total, eight PhD student received awards for their theses at ATLAS and Giulia Ripellino was awarded it for her doctoral thesis “Haystacks and Needles – Measuring the number of proton collisions in ATLAS and probing them for the production of new exotic particles”. The award has been presented at CERN since 2010 to outstanding PhD students for outstanding contributions to the ATLAS collaboration.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from the ATLAS collaboration and also a great motivation for me to continue the search for answers to the unanswered questions of particle physics,” says Giulia Ripellino.

ATLAS Thesis Awards Chair Antonella De Santo; ATLAS Thesis Awards winners Bastian Schlag, Giulia Ripellino, Brian Moser, Daniel Camarero Munoz, Giuseppe Carratta, and Guglielmo Frattari; ATLAS Collaboration Board Chair Lucia Di Ciaccio; ATLAS Spokesperson Andreas Hoecker. (Not pictured: winners Maria Mironova and Emily Anne Thompson). Image: K. Anthony/ATLAS Collaboration.

Giulia Ripellino wrote her thesis at KTH and began as a postdoc at the Department of Physics and Astronomy right after she finished her dissertation where she has continued her research in the same field and also works together with Olga Sunneborn Gudnadottir and Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez in the search for dark mesons, which are a new kind of particles that have been suggested as an explanation of dark matter.

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About the award on CERN’s website

Last modified: 2022-11-10