Presenting the authors: 2. Tommaso Dorigo
I am a INFN researcher in experimental particle physics in Padova, Italy. I have collaborated with the CDF experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron proton-antiproton collider since 1992, and with the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC proton-proton collider since 2001.
So what do I know about neutrinos, and why am I blogging for NEUTEL ? Well… I know a little bit about neutrino physics because it is not a field of research too disconnected to the things I work on in hadron collider physics.
I have folllowed the last two editions of NEUTEL in Venice, and I look forward to this new edition as a chance to get adjourned on the latest development of the quite rich and exciting field of research provided by neutrino physics.
But most of all, I will be blogging here because I am a blogger. I have been a blogger since 2005, when I participated in the “Quantum Diaries” endeavour for the international year of physics. When that interesting experience ended, I was left with the impression that a void needed to be filled. There is, indeed, demand for plain-English explanation of the cutting-edge physics we do in HEP.
I founded the blog “A Quantum Diaries Survivor” in 2006, and ran it until April 2009, when I moved to a bigger site, where I felt I could reach more people and participate in a bigger project. The QDS blog contains over 1500 posts and collected over a million visitors during its 40 months of running at full speed, and the material that is there is still attracting about 300 visitors a day now.
And here ? Well, here I will primarily discuss what I learn at NeuTel, but also touch related issues, if I have a chance. Stay tuned!