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Flavia Cicala

"Flavia studied physics for her undergraduate degree at Universita degli Studi di Milano. She graduated in 2016 with a final year project on experimental Dark Matter, which consisted on a calibration analysis for the DarkSide 50 experiment. In 2016 she participated in the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) summer student program, in Taipei. Her research project investigated the creation of dust by Sun-like stars in nearby galaxies. She then enrolled at Royal Holloway University of London to study Particle Physics, where she joined the Dark Matter group and conducted a calibration study for the DEAP experiment. In 2018 she completed her MSc with a master project that consisted in designing and building a dark matter direct detector prototype. Flavia started her Ph.D. at the University of Warwick in 2018 in the Particle Physics group. She is part of the LHCb group at warwick and is analysing LHC data for rare decays and to investigate flavour physics. Her Ph.D. also includes designing and simulating components of the TORCH detector, which identifies particles based on their time of flight from when they were produced to when they reach the TORCH. The TORCH detector has been proposed as a component of the LHCb's future upgrades. Since joining the University of Warwick Flavia has taken part in teaching undergraduates by demonstrating the physics first year labs and electronics workshop."

Flavia Cicala