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Physik-Institut Group of Nicola Serra

Experimental particle physics and its applications

Group of Prof. Dr. Nicola Serra

Our group is focussed on experimental particle physics in several different experiments. We work on the data analysis, detector design and construction as well as interdisciplinary aspects such as machine learning which can be applied outside the field.


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Nico Serra



Prof. Dr. Nico Serra
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Office 36-J-84
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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.