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Paolo Camarri is an Associate Professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata. Since 1990 he has been involved in research in experimental particle physics. From 1990 till 1992, as an undergraduate student in Physics at the University of Pisa, he participated in the initial R&D activity for a scintillating-fibre tracker to be used at the Large Hadron Collider. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Physics in 1992. From 1993 till 1993, as a Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Roma La Sapienza, he contributed to the studies for the Level-1 muon trigger in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and participated in the R&D activity on the Resistive Plate Chambers (lab tests at Roma La Sapienza, Roma Tor Vergata and CERN). From 1996 till 1998, as a Post Doc fellow, he worked at the Roma Tor Vergata INFN section, and gave a crucial contribution to the measurements which defined the gas mixture to be used in the RPCs for the experiments at the LHC. From 1999 till 2003 he worked at the Physics Department of the University of Roma Tor Vergata as a Research Fellow: he continued to work on the RPC R&D for the ATLAS experiment and started to work for the control and monitoring system of the RPCs used in the ARGO-YBJ experiment in Tibet. He participated in two research projects co-funded by the Italian Ministry for Scientific Research. In 2003 he won the selection for a permanent position as an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Roma Tor Vergata. He kept working within the ATLAS collaboration and became responsible for the Detector Control System of the ARGO-YBJ experiment, which he installed during several working shifts at the experiment site in Tibet. In 2011 and 2012 he was the local coordinator of the ARGO-YBJ experiment at INFN – Roma Tor Vergata In 2012 he was a member of the SuperB collaboration. Since 2013 he has been a member of the RPC monitoring group of the ATLAS experiment, performing a lot of working shifts at CERN during the ATLAS data taking. In March 2013 he was elected local coordinator of INFN Group 1 (INFN scientific management group for the experiments at colliders) at Roma Tor Vergata. He obtained the National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in 2014. In September 2017 he won the selection for a permanent position as an Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Roma Tor Vergata. He is a member of the INFN refereeing boards for the Belle II and NA62 experiments. He has presented the results of his research work at many international conferences, including ICRC (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013) EPS-HEP (2011, 2013, 2017) and ICHEP (2012, 2018). Since 2012 he has been a board member of the Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata. He has cooperated with international industries (AREVA, ALSTOM) in the resistivity measurement of highly insulating materials (PET, PTFE) from 2010 till 2014. Ha has been the author of 707 refereed articles published on international journals (SCOPUS report, August 2018). His presently estimated h-index is 69 (SCOPUS report, August 2018).
His research activity is mainly focused on experimental subnuclear physics. Since 1995, he has been working for the optimization of a specific gaseous particle detector: the Resistive Plate Chamber RPC). Thanks to his contribution to the R&D activity carried out at the INFN laboratory at Roma Tor Vergata and at CERN, the RPC detector was chosen as the Level-1 trigger detector for muons at the ATLAS, CMS and ALICE experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, with a crucial role in the discovery of the HIggs boson in 2012.
He has been a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN since 1994.
He was a member of the ARGO-YBJ collaboration, carrying out a ground-based cosmic-ray experiment with RPCs in Tibet, 4300 m above sea level from 2001 till 2013.
He favoured the collaboration between the Physics Department of the University of Roma Tor Vergata and outstanding industrial groups as Areva and Alstom.
He is involved in the design and deployment of a muon tomograph based on RPCs.
PC is Associate Professor in Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
- Member of the board of the Ph.D. in Physics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
- Member of the restricted educational board in the Department of Physics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
- Member of the National Scientific Board 1 of INFN, managing the scientific activity and the financial requirements of the collider-based experiments in which Italian research groups are involved.
Paolo Camarri published over 700 articles (as of September 2018) on peer-reviewed international scientific journals as author or co-author. Here is a list of selected publications.
- Camarri, R. Cardarelli, A. Di Ciaccio, R. Santonico: “Streamer suppression with SF6 in RPCs operated in avalanche mode” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 414(2-3), pp. 317-324 (1998)
- Aielli et al. (ARGO-YBJ Collaboration)” Layout and performance of RPCs used in the Argo-YBJ experiment “ Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 562(1), pp. 92-96 (2006)
- Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)”The ATLAS experiment at the CERN large hadron collider” Journal of Instrumentation 3(8),S08003 (2008)
- Aielli et al. (ARGO-YBJ Collaboration)”Temperature effect on RPC performance in the ARGO-YBJ experiment” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 608(2), pp. 246-250 (2009)
- Bartoli et al. (ARGO-YBJ Collaboration)”Long-term monitoring of the TeV emission from Mrk421 with the ARGO-YBJ experiment” Astrophysical Journal 734(2),110 (2011)
- Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)”Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC “ Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 716(1), pp. 1-29 (2012)
- Aad et al. (ATLAS and CMS Collaborations)” Combined measurement of the Higgs boson mass in pp collisions at root s=7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS experiments “ Physical Review Letters 105(19), 191803 (2015)
- Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)”Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 726(1-3), pp. 88-119
- Aad et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)”Evidence for the spin-0 nature of the Higgs boson using ATLAS data” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 726(1-3), pp. 120-144
- Aad et al. (ATLAS and CMS Collaborations)”Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at root s=7 and 8 TeV “ Journal of High Energy Physics (8), 045 (2016)