Particle Physics and Fundamental Interactions
The Physics Department comprises various reasearch groups workin in different areas of fundamental physics. Here a fully description. We are at the forefront of the following topics:
- Particle Accelerators and Detectors
Understanding the fundamental nature of matter and interactions is the ultimate aim of the Particle Physics investigations. Activities in this field are conducted with a variety of techniques: from experiments with particle accelerators, in close collaboration with the most prestigious laboratories in the world (CERN, PSI, LNF, etc.), to those exploiting cosmic rays and radioactive nuclei, mostly in underground laboratories like LNGS. Together with the running experiments, the group members are actively involved in the development of cutting edge technologies for the preparation of future experiments.
Membri: Bagnaia, Bellini, Bini, Cavoto, Cosmelli, D’Agostini, De Cecco, D. Del Re, Di Domenico, Gauzzi, Gentile, Giagu, Lacava, Longo, Luci, Meddi, Messina, Organtini, Paramatti, Policicchio, Rahatlou, Raggi, Santanastasio
- Particle Physics Theory
The research lines pursued by the Particle Theory Group are in the fields of Lattice Gauge Theory, with particular attention to Flavor Physics, higher order corrections to elementary processes of relevance to hadron collider physics, theory and phenomenology of exotic hadronic resonances and methods for light dark matter searches.
- Gravitational Wave Detectors
The Gravitational-Wave (GW) group of Rome Sapienza University is actively part of the worldwide LIGO-Virgo scientific collaboration, which is focused on the direct detection of all types of GW signals by using kilometer-scale laser interferometers. The Rome group is involved both in the analysis of the data collected by the LIGO-Virgo detectors, with particular interest and expertise in the search for continuous GW signals and for GW transient signals from compact binary coalescences, as well as in the construction of the payloads, one of the fundamental components of a GW detector.
- Theoretical Gravitational Physics (Home)