Mario Campanelli

Favourite Thing: developing new data analysis techniques, and thinking about the next thing to measure



Rome University 1990-1995 ETH Zurich 1995-1998



Work History:

Zurich (1995-2001) Geneva (2001-2007) London (2007-now)

Current Job:

Reader at UCL

My STFC Facility:


Me and my work

I am part of a big collaboration at CERN trying to understand what comes out of the LHC

I am currently coordinating a group analysing collisions where hadronic particles are produced, as well as a group that has to decide what collisions to select out of the 40 millions per second produced at the Large Hadron Collider. We are members of a larger group, and all together are making sense of the results of this big experiment

My Typical Day

going to meetings, talking to people, writing and reading articles

go to Cern, read emails (often read them from home before going to the office), talk to y students, go to meetings where we discuss the directions to take for the trigger and for the analysis; write some analysis code, sometimes some articles, read and review articles and conference presentations from people working in my group

What I'd do with the money

write website and applications to explain the evolution of physics to the public

physics is really interconnected, and a textbook narrative only goes in one direction, while the connections are really multidimensional. I believe much more can be done through the web, or the development of applications for smartphone, to explain the connections between the many aspects of science

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

easygoing, unprecise, creative

Who is your favourite singer or band?

What is the most fun thing you've done?

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

What did you want to be after you left school?

Were you ever in trouble in at school?

What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

Work photos:

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The best time to visit:

any time of the year, really, apart from the Christmas break. I am guiding visitors quite often, so please get in touch with me!