Fernando Ferroni INFN

E-mail: fernando.ferroni@presid.infn.it

Affiliation: INFN

Studies and career
2018 – Today Full Professor, Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila
1999 – 2018 Full Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
1998 – 1999 Visitor at SLAC, Stanford, USA
1992 – 1999 Associate Professor, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome
1991 – 1992 Visitor, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
1988 – 1991 Associate Professor, University of Ancona, Ancona
1982 – 1988 Researcher University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome
1977 – 1982 Post-graduate scholarship, INFN-Rome
1974 Degree in Physics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

International committees and institutional positions
2000 – 2005 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Gran Sasso-INFN National Laboratories
2001 – 2004 Member of the Large Hadron Collider Committee (LHCC) at CERN
2005 – 2008 Member of the Scientific Committee of the Modane Laboratories at Frejus
2009 – Member of the Scientific Coordination Committee of the INFN
2004 – 2011 President of the National Scientific Commission I of the INFN
2016 – Today Member of the Scientific Committee of the Kurchatov Institute
From 2011 to 2019 President of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics
From 2011 Italian scientific representative in the CERN Council
From 2016 to 2019 Member of the Governing Board of Science Europe
From 2018 Member of the REDI Steering Committee

Organized Conferences and Schools
Founder and member of the International Advisory Committee Beauty Series (International Conference on B-Physics at Hadron Machines (since 1993)
President of the Organizing Committee of “The Legacy of E. Amaldi” in the Science and Society Conference 23-25 October, 2008 Rome
Director of the Measurement of Neutrino Mass Course (Course CLXX) at the International School of Physics ‘Enrico Fermi’, 12-17 June, 2008, Varenna International Advisory Committee (and co-founder together with P. Schlein)
Director of the Plasma Physics Acceleration Mass Course (Course CLXXIX) at the International School of Physics ‘Enrico Fermi’, 20-25 June, 2011, Varenna
Member of the International Advisory Committee of the most important annual conferences of High Energy Physics

Research activity
2009 – Winner of a European Union ERC-AdG Grant for the LUCIFER project
2004 – Today CUORE a LNGS collaboration for the measurement of double beta decay without neutrinos
1994 – 2008 BABAR Collaboration at SLAC (Stanford, USA) with the discovery of CP violation in B meson decay
1991 – 1993 RD22 at CERN
Extraction of a proton beam from the SPS accelerator with channeling technique in an elastically curved silicon crystal.
1986 – 1997 L3 Collaboration at CERN
Electroweak LEP physics
1979 – 1988 CHARM Collaboration at CERN
Study of nucleon structure functions
1974 – 1979 Multigamma Experiment at CERN
Production of single photons in the high-energy pp interaction at CERN ISRs

I was active in the dissemination of scientific culture already as a researcher and university professor. Since I assumed the role of President of the INFN, recognizing the important social role of scientific communication, and the fact that it is a duty for a public institution, I am committed to its recognition, enhancement and strengthening in the sphere of the activities of the INFN, engaging myself too in this sense. I have participated in television and radio broadcasts, and in dozens of events organized and staged by INFN in theaters, squares, auditoriums and many other public places, in Italy and abroad.
Bibliometric indicators
> 850 papers published in international journals
> 35,000 citations
Index h 85 (source: Scopus)

About REDI

REDI is a research consortium that includes INGV, INFN, GSSI and UNICAM. Its mission is to contribute to interdisciplinary research-actions, through innovation and training, to boost community disaster preparedness, response and recovery speed.