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Physik-Institut Group of Gino Isidori

Curriculum Vitae


Gino Isidori joined the the Physics Department at the University of Zurich in 2014 as a full professor in theoretical physics. He obtained the PhD from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1996. He has been visiting scientist at SLAC (Stanford) in 1997, and a CERN Fellow in 2000-2002. From 2000 till 2014 he has been a permanent staff member of INFN Laboratories in Frascati, where he became INFN Research Director in 2018. In 2007 he has been a guest professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, and in 2009 he has been awarded a Hans Fischer Senior fellowship by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Technical University of Munich. Between 2011 and 2013 he was a Scientific Associate at CERN.

His research activity focus on the theory and phenomenology of fundamental interactions. He provided seminal contributions in the area of Higgs physics and flavor physics, both within and beyond the Standard Model. His most influential results include the demonstration of the metastability of the Standard Model vacuum, the formulation of the hypotheses of Minimal Flavor Violation, and the study of symmetries and symmetry-breaking patterns for theories beyond the Standard Model. Since 2015 his research group at the University of Zurich is playing a leading role in the theoretical interpretation of the B-physics anomalies.  In 2019 he has been awared and ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council for his research activity in flavor physics. Since 2021 he is a member of the Science Policy Committee of the CERN Laboratory in Geneva.

Main responsibility charges

2021- present Member of the Scientific Policy Committee of CERN
2018 - 2024 Member of the Advisory Board of the MITP
2016 - present Member of the Management Board of the Pauli Center
2008 - present Associate Editor of  The European Physical Journal C
2011 - 2017 Editor in Chief of The European Physics Journal C
2013 - 2017 Member of the Program Advisory Committee of JPARC (Japan)
2008 - 2011 Head of the LNF Theory Group (Italy)


Mar 1996 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)
Jun 2011 Laurea in Physics, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)


2019 ERC Advanced Grant (European Research Council)
2009 Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship (IAS, Munich, Germany)
1994 Antonio Stanghellini Laurea prize (SIF, Italy)

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Prof. Dr. Gino Isidori

Department of Physics

University of Zürich

Winterthurerstrasse 190

CH-8057 Zürich


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+41 44 635 5781 (secretariat) 

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