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 2017 he has been a guest professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, and in 2012 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.