Education & work

Awards

Lectures

Supervision

Academic and Employment hystory

Prizes and memberships

(Under)graduate classes

Bachelar and PhD

  Education

2011 − 2015      University of Warwick, UK

PhD in Particle

Physics

Studies of charmless three-body b-hadron decays at LHCb

Advisors: Tim Gershon and Michal Kreps

2009 − 2011     Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Master’s Degree

Studies of B± → K±π±π∓ decays at LHCb

Advisor: Carla Göbel Burlamaqui de Mello

2009 − 2011     Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Degree

Bacharel in Physics

  Employment history

2017 − Present     Universität Zürich

SNSF Ambizione

Fellowship

Flavour anomalies and matter-antimatter asymmetry in b-baryon decays

2015 − 2017     Universität Zürich

PosDoc Position

Supervisor: Nicola Serra

2011     Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF), Brazil

Temporary Research Position

Supervisor: Ignácio Bediaga

2011     Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Temporary Teaching

Engineer, Physics and Mathematics underground course

 

  Prizes/Awards

2017-Present

Awarded research grant for a four years project and a Ph.D. student

2014/2015

Awarded the prize for the thesis “Studies of charmless three-body b-hadron decays at LHCb”

2011-2014

Awarded Chancellor’s Scholarship funding for three years of full-time Ph.D. studies

07-08/2011

Awarded Research Funding level PCI-DC

2010-2011

Awarded Scholarship for outstanding academic performance during my Master studies (Bolsa Nota 10)

01-04/2008

Awarded HELEN Scholarship to work in the LHCb-VELO detector

  Organisation/Membership

2018 - Present

Electroweak penguin working group convener

2016 - 2018

Charmless three-body b-hadron decays working group convener

 

  Teaching experience

Physics Faculty

2015 - 2017 · PHY568 - Flavour Physics (Postgraduate level)

This course covered both theoretical and experimental aspects of Flavour Physics in the quark and lepton sectors. I have been responsible for the experimental side of the teaching while Prof. Dr. Gino Isidori for the theory. 

2016/2017 · PHY211 - Nuclear and Particle Physics I (Undergraduate level)

An introduction to nuclear and particle physics is given in this course, from Nuclear models, Fission and Fusion, to the Standard Model and its symmetries. I was in charge to prepare the exercises, hands-on tutorials and give special lectures on the theme.

2015/2016 · PHY112 - Physics Majors student lab (Undergraduate level)

Introductory laboratory to Major in Physics.

Science Faculty

2011 · FIS1033 - Newtonian Mechanics (Undergraduate level)

Introductory Newtonian Mechanics course for first semester students that I have prepared and given the lectures and exams.

2011 · FIS1042 - Fluids and Thermodynamics Lab (Undergraduate level)

Full semester laboratory course (including exams) in the elements related to Fluids and Thermodynamics.

2007/2009 · FIS1052 - Electromagnetism Lab (Undergraduate level)

 Teaching assistance for electromagnetism laboratory

 

  Supervision

Ph.D. Student

Amplitude analysis of B → K*μμ at LHCb

Student: Mr. Andrea Mauri

Motivated by the recent anomalous results on the angular distributions of the decay B → K*μμ and in the ratio of branching fraction in b → sll transitions, a novel amplitude analysis approach that enables the direct determination of observables that encode potential non-equal couplings of muons and electrons is being performed at LHCb.  Relying on the state of the art parametrisation of the non-local contributions, this analysis will provide the most precise extraction of the B → K*μμ angular observable using Run-I and part of Run-II dataset.

Ph.D. Student

Angular analysis of the decay B → K*ee at LHCb

Student: Ms. Federica Lionetto

A counting experiment analysis of the key channel B → Kee with the LHCb Run-I dataset has been performed in conjunction with the student. This measurement is of great importance to confirm the anomalous behaviour in the P5′ observable, but also to probe the hypothesis that this could be related to lepton flavour universality violation in b → sll transitions. These results are the first step towards a large physics programme to be pursuit in LHCb.

BSc Student

Search for the decay B → Kππee at LHCb

Student: Jonas Eschle

Lepton flavour universality tests in B → Kππll decays are sensitive to different combinations of couplings with respect to RK and provide additional constraints to NP effects. The first step towards this physics programme is to establish its signal with the LHCb spectrometer. The student has been educated on features related to multivariate algorithms and designed the selection and fit model for this measurement. These studies are the instrumental for the publication planned for this year.

BSc Student

Feasibility studies of the decay B → K*ττ at LHCb

Student: Alexander Dätwyler

Sensitivity studies of the unobserved decay channel B → K*ττ, in which taus are reconstructed from the chain πππντ have been performed. This mode probes the same observables of other b → sll transitions, but in the presence of NP, its effects should be enhanced for this final state. This analysis was based on the LHCb run-i dataset, and used to extrapolate for the projected luminosities in Run-II and LHCb upgrade. These results indicate that is unlikely that LHCb can observed this mode in a near future with the current setup.