I am a senior research associate at the Department of Physics of the University of Zurich, where I work in the field of experimental particle astrophysics.
My research interests are particle pysics and rare event searches, in particular direct and indirect dark matter detection and neutrinoless double beta decay search,
low background techniques and ultra-sensitive detectors based on noble gases and high-purity Ge crystals, photodetection and novel photosensors,
cosmic rays and their interactions with matter.
I joined the group of Prof. Laura Baudis in the beginning of 2007 at RWTH-Aachen in Germany, when I started to work on my Ph.D. within the XENON experiment.
I am a member of DARWIN Consortium, working on R&D and design studies for a multi-ton scale detector for direct dark matter detection and solar neutrino measurements,
and GERDA Collaboration, pursuing a goal of neutrinoless double beta decay detection and answering the questions of neutrino masses and mechanisms generating the present matter dominance of the Universe.
University of Zurich
Office (36-K-70); Tel: +41 44 635 6627
Lab (36-H-24); Tel: +41 44 635 5742
Neutron Lab (32-C-52); Tel: +41 44 635 6601
Fax: +41 44 635 5704