Fabrizio Salvatore


Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics

Email: <p.f.salvatore@sussex.ac.uk>



Current Research

I am a member of the Sussex EPP group and I currently work in the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. ATLAS is a multi-purpose detector that will look at the result of the collision of two counter-rotating beams of protons in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). During the 2010 run of the LHC the ATLAS experiment has collected million of events at the unprecedented energy of 7 TeV in the centre-of-mass, the highest CM energy that has ever been reached in a particle physics collider. The LHC will recreate in a controlled environment the conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang, enabling us to answer to some of the fundamental questions of physics, like the origin of mass. I am interested in looking for evidence of Super-Symmetry, by looking for particular events with three leptons in the final state, where one or more of these is a Tau Lepton. I am also responsible for the ATLAS Trigger Event Data Model, to ensure that all the Trigger software components (the ATLAS 'brain') are developed in accordance to the very strict quality requirements of the ATLAS Experiment. I am also responsible to make sure that sofware that is developed to drive the various parts of the trigger is correctly integrated within the full ATLAS software. I am also interested in studying possible improvements of the ATLAS trigger for a future ATLAS upgrade.

Conference Talks

Other interests

I have been working at the development and testing of calorimeter prototypes for future linear collider detectors as a member of the CALICE Collaboration. I have also been working in the BaBar Experiment, studying CP violation in the decay of B mesons produced in e+ e- collisions at the PEPII accelerator at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). In the same experiment I have also studied some of the properties of the Tau lepton, like it's decay probability to strange hadrons.


Postgraduate Supervision

DPhil Students

Master Students

Selected Publications


Group Directory

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