Elementary Particle Physics

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Nico Serra



Prof. Dr. Nico Serra
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Office 36-J-84
email: nicola.serra@SPAMNOT.cern.ch (remove SPAMNOT.)
Tel: +41 (0) 44 635 5725


About myself

I am Professor at the University of Zurich and group leader of the flavour physics experimental group at UZH, working on LHCb and SHiP. 

I received my PhD from the University of Cagliari with a thesis on rare decays of B-mesons at LHCb. From 2009 to 2013 I was postdoc at NIKHEF (The Netherlands) and at the University of Zurich, mostly based at CERN in Geneva.  I have been awarded an SNS Professorship in July 2013 and an SNF Starting Grant in March 2015.

My research interests are mainly studies of rare decays of B-meson, lepton flavour violating decays of B-meson and tau leptons and search for very weakly interacting particles, in particular searches for sterile neutrinos.