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Dr Elia Bottalico PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Particle Physics) Physics


Personal Statement

I was born in Pescia on July 1994. In 2013 I got my scientific High School Diploma in Montecatini Terme, a small town in Tuscany. In September 2013 I started my undergraduate studies in Pisa. In 2017 I got my BS in Physics, with the thesis entitled “La scoperta del Positrone”. In the same year I started by MS on Fundamental Interactions. During the work on my Master thesis I had the opportunity to spend 2 months at Fermilab to work at the Laser System for the experiment “Muon g-2, E989”. I got my Master Degree in 2019 with the thesis entitled “Study of the calorimeter gain fluctuations of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab” under the guide of my supervisor Graziano Venanzoni. My PhD project, based on high precision physics beyond the Standard Model, starts from the work done during the MS Thesis and it is finalized to measuring the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon at 140 ppb, that showed in the previous experiment a discrepancy with the Standard Model by 3.8 sigma. In particular, I work on data analysis to reach the final goal of E989 in terms of systematic error, equal to 100 ppb. In addition to Physics I love to play acoustic guitar, listen music and cook.