Dr. Lucia Silvestris of the INFN Section of Bari was recently elected deputy-spokesperson of the CMS experiment at CERN.
This prestigious assignment was awarded to her starting from 1st September for a duration of two years, as part of the ninth management team of the experiment, which includes, in addition to her, the spokesperson Patricia McBride of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Chicago and a second deputy spokesperson, Wolfgang Adam of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
With more than 5000 participants including researchers, technologists, administrative and technical staff and students, CMS is one of the largest scientific collaborations in the world.
The apparatus is installed at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, recently restarted after a period of modernization which lasted three years, known as Long Shutdown 2.
Further enhanced compared to the configuration that has already allowed very important discoveries in recent years, including that of the Boson of Higgs, whose 10-year anniversary occurs this year, CMS is preparing to push its research further by studying the collisions of particles at the highest energies ever reached of 13.6 TeV.
Lucia, who has been a member of CMS since 1995, has already held several important roles on behalf of the collaboration, including those of Offline Coordinator, Deputy Upgrade Coordinator and Run Coordinator, and that of Physics Performance & Dataset coordinator she held at the time of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Since 2020 she is also the national representative for the INFN in CMS.
The Director, congratulating Lucia on his behalf and of the whole Section for this new prestigious assignment, emphasized that it is “a further recognition for the whole Section of the scientific and technological contribution of the highest level provided by our research groups, the result of the contribution and the dedication of our entire community made up of technicians, administrators, technologists and researchers”.