Experimental Particle Physics
Florencia Canelli is a full professor in experimental physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Zurich. Her research consists of studying the structure of matter at the highest energies possible to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. She received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Rochester in 2003 where her research on the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron focused on measuring properties of the heaviest known particle, the top quark. Her Ph.D. thesis was awarded the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Award for best Ph.D. dissertation in experimental particle physics by the American Physical Society, the University Research Association Thesis Award for best Ph.D. dissertation performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Frederick Lobkowicz Thesis Prize for best Ph.D. dissertation in high energy particle or nuclear physics awarded by the University of Rochester.