For the last three years I have been a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, UK, collaborating at the ATLAS experiment at CERN, Switzerland. For the previous seven years I had been a PhD and MSc student at McGill Univesity, Canada, collaborating at the Collider Detector at Fermilab, US.
During all this time I was part of large international teams of scientists who worked on one of the most fundamental questions about our Universe, namely why the fundamental ingredients of the Universe have a number of kilograms, a feature without which atoms would not be stable and life would not exist.
Thanks to our experimental discovery in 2012 of a new fundamental ingredient of the Universe, the elementary particle called the Higgs boson, humanity understood how elementary particles acquire mass. The theory developed half a century earlier by Peter Higgs, Francois Englert and others had been confirmed experimentally. As a result, the two theorists received in 2013 the Nobel Prize for physics.
Detailed information are presented in my extended Curriculum Vitae and Publication List.