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					                                        Chiara Zampolli
                                        Via Paride Suzzara Verdi, 24
                                        46100 Mantova
                                        +39-0376-370337 – +39-349-2343441
                                        zampolli@bo.infn.it



                    Chiara Zampolli

Place and Date of   Mantova (Italy), 17th September 1978
Birth



Education           1992-1997

                    Diploma di Maturità Scientifica - Liceo Scientifico “Belfiore”, Mantova, Italy

                    Final Mark: 60/60


                    1998-1999

                    Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)


                    1997-2002

                    Attendance of the Corso di Laurea in Fisica at the University of Bologna, Italy


                    12th July 2002

                    Laurea in Fisica - University of Bologna, Italy

                    Dissertation:”Simulazione di mappe di sincrotrone galattico polarizzato nelle
                    microonde e separazione delle componenti con metodi ciechi”

                    Degree Research Activity: the degree activity has been carried out within the
                    research activity of the IASF/CNR Institute (Section of Bologna), with particular
                    involvement in the PLANCK satellite space mission project of the European Space
                    Agency (ESA).

                    Advisor: Prof. Gabriele Giovannini

                    Co-Advisor: Dott. Carlo Burigana

                    Examiner: Prof. Carla Fanti

                    Final Mark: 110/110 with Distinction


                    2002-2006

                    PhD in Physics at the University of Bologna


                    26th May 2006

                    PhD defence at the University of Bologna, getting the PhD qualification with the
                       dissertation: “A Study of Hadron Yields and Spectra with the ALICE Experiment at
                       LHC”

                       Advisor: Prof. L. Cifarelli


Training Experiences   2000

                       Summer Studentship (1st August-1st October 2000) at the FermiLab Laboratory,
                       Chicago (USA)

                       In this period, C.Zampolli performed trigger studies for the high energy
                       experiment CDF, improving her FORTRAN programming skills.

                       2002

                       Attendance at the International School of Gravitation and Cosmology (6th-11th
                       September 2002, Villa Mondragone, Frascati, Rome, Italy)

                       2003

                       Attendance at the 41st course of the International School of Subnuclear Physics
                       (29th August-7th September 2003, Erice, Italy)

                       2004

                       Attendance at the XIV Giornate di Studio sui Rivelatori (10th-13th February
                       2004, Villa Gualino, Torino, Italia)

                       Attendance at the 1° Seminario Nazionale sul Software della Fisica Nucleare,
                       Subnucleare ed Applicata (7th-11th June 2004, Alghero, Italy)

                       2005

                       Attendance at the 43rd course of the International School of Subnuclear Physics
                       (29th August-7th September 2005, Erice, Italy)

                       2006

                       Attendance at the 44th course of the International School of Subnuclear Physics
                       (29th August-7th September 2006, Erice, Italy)


Research               Gennaio 2003-Dicembre 2007
Collaborations
                       INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Scientific Association to participate
                       in the ALICE TOF Research Program at the CERN LHC collider.


Scholarships           2003

                       Semestral Scholarship (from 7/4/2003) at the Physics Department of the University
                       of Bologna, Italy.

                       2004

                       Scholarship of the duration of two years (from 7/10/2003) provided by the Istituto
                       Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN).

                       2005

                       Junior Grant of the duration of one year (from 7/10/2005) provided by the Museo
                    Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi, to work within the
                    Research Project “QGP Advanced Computing”.

                    2006

                    Renewal for one more year of the Junior Grant by the Museo Storico della Fisica e
                    Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi (from 7/10/2006), to work within the
                    Research Project “QGP Advanced Computing”.


Awards              2005

                    Awarded with the “Premio per la Fisica per Dottori in Fisica laureatisi dopo il
                    maggio 2002”, within the competition advertised by the Società Italiana di Fisica
                    (SIF).


Research Activity   2001-2002

                    Astrophysics: Within her degree studies Chiara Zampolli studied the Cosmic
                    Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR), which is of crucial importance for
                    cosmology, in particular for the determination of the main cosmological parameters,
                    and of those describing the origin and the evolution of the Universe structures.
                    C.Zampolli concentrated on the CMBR polarized component, which, despite the
                    richness of information that it can provide, has not yet been subject of deep
                    observative studies due to the low level of fluctuations it shows and to the
                    consequent difficulty in detecting it. Moreover, many other emission mechanisms,
                    the so-called foregrounds, contribute in contaminating the background signal. The
                    foregrounds may have both galactic and extragalactic origin, and their polarization
                    is not yet well-known.

                    Within this context it has been of fundamental importance to simulate the future
                    observations and to develop devoted data analysis methods. The simulation activity
                    has been carried out starting from real data, with the aim to produce polarized
                    galactic synchrotron maps extended to the whole sky, at high resolution. This
                    emission mechanism is the dominant foreground in the frequency range ν ≤ 50
                    GHz.

                    One of the main topics in C.Zampolli’s research activity was the ability to separate
                    among the various signals in view of the future space missions like PLANCK,
                    which will be able to observe the sky and provide accurate data even on
                    polarization. C.Zampolli studied the FASTICA algorithm, which is a method called
                    blind because it does not rely on strong a priori assumptions about the components
                    to be separated. The astrophysics applications of the algorithm were applied on the
                    galactic synchrotron components previously simulated and on the cosmic
                    background component obtained through simulations from a ΛCDM cosmological
                    model in agreement with recent experimental results, at the lowest PLANCK/LFI
                    frequencies (30 e 44 GHz). The analysis was carried out on the whole sky both in
                    the ideal case of no instrumental noise, and in the more realistic case where also the
                    noise was taken into account, using the typical LFI sensitivities. Besides, Chiara
                    Zampolli studied limited sky regions, of different sizes, again in the presence of
                    instrumental noise.

                    Novembre 2002-March 2007

                    Subnuclear Physics: in the period from November 2002 to March 2007 Chiara
                    Zampolli’s research activity concerned the ALICE experiment at the CERN LHC
                    collider, which is going to start taking data in November 2007. The ALICE
                    experiment will aim at the study of heavy ion physics at very high energies (Pb-Pb
                    collisions at a centre of mass energy up to 5.5 TeV/NN), which is expected to shed
                    light on how macroscopic phenomena and properties with many degrees of freedom
                    in the strong (nuclear) interactions domain derive from the microscopic laws of
subnuclear physics. Thanks to the high energy density conditions in which ALICE
will operate, a QCD (Quantum Chromo Dynamics) phase transition is expected to
occur from nuclear matter to a deconfined state of quarks and gluons, the so-called
Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). The existence and the properties of the QGP are of
fundamental importance in QCD in order to understand deconfinement and partial
chiral symmetry restoration. Moreover, since the Universe temperature and pressure
conditions a few instants (~10 s) after the Big Bang were so that matter was in fact
in a QGP state (that would eventually have freezed to the matter as we know it
today), the study of the QGP allows to obtain astrophysics and cosmological
information as well.

C.Zampolli’s research has been developing within the ALICE TOF program at the
University and INFN section of Bologna in the group led by Professor A.Zichichi.
The group aims at building a complex detector for the measurement of the times of
flight (Time Of Flight – TOF) of the particles produced during the collisions (in
particular, of the charged hadrons π, K, p with intermediate momenta, i.e. up to few
GeV/c). The TOF is one of the main detectors devoted to particle identification for
the ALICE experiment.

C.Zampolli’s activity has been being carried out in the context of the development
of the complex and sophisticated ALICE software for simulation and data analysis,
AliROOT, which is based on advanced object-oriented architectures and languages
(C++). AliROOT handles the simulation (while waiting for real data) and the
reconstruction of the events (both simulated and real), and it is the software tool
with which the analysis of the various physics phenomena will be done. C.Zampolli
collaborated to the development of the algorithm of association of the tracks
reconstructed by the ALICE tracking system with the signals in the Time Of Flight
detector, to the optimization of the Particle Identification algorithm for the TOF,
and to the analysis activities of the Physics Working Group (PWG) responsible for
the evaluation of the ALICE experiment performance and of the PWG devoted to
low and intermediate momentum range physics.

C.Zampolli worked on event-by-event fluctuation studies for the ALICE
experiment, which are strictly related to the possible formation of the quark-gluon
plasma and to its properties. This analysis will be feasible in ALICE thanks to the
very high number of charged particles produced and identified per event. Within
this research field, C.Zampolli mainly concentrated on the study of the fluctuations
in the mean transverse momentum, in the temperature, and in the ratios between the
different hadronic particle species (, K, p), for which an accurate and precise
estimate of the ALICE performance in terms of Particle Identification (PID) is
necessary. For this reason, C.Zampolli carried out a detailed study on the PID
capabilities of the three ALICE subdetectors devoted to the identification of
charged hadrons at low and intermediate momenta (ITS, TPC and TOF), analyzing
their performance both as stand-alone detectors and with the combined PID method
used by ALICE. Such method is based on a Bayesian approach and allows to make
use at the same time of the information coming from all the detectors performing
PID. To be noted that the event-by-event analysis was carried out on a simulated
Monte Carlo Pb-Pb event sample.

Moreover, C.Zampolli has been taking care of the calibration of the Time Of Flight
detector TOF, both online and offline. For what concerns the online calibration,
C.Zampolli developed an algorithm which allows to determine the relative delays
among the various TOF channels making use of the differences between the
measured times and the expected times for the fastest particles (~1). She also dealt
with the evaluation of the algorithm performance in terms of CPU and memory
usage, especially at run time. At the offline level, C.Zampolli implemented
calibration classes with which the calibration parameters can be determined using
the correlation between the difference between the measured and the expected times
of flight for selected tracks and their Time Over Threshold (ToT). The stability of
the procedure was tested with respect to the various parameters on which it depends
                (number of useful tracks, hardware delays…).

                The online calibration for the Time Of Flight system enters the ALICE general
                framework called Shuttle. C.Zampolli developed the TOF interface within the
                Shuttle itself, which will be encharged of exporting the relevant information coming
                from the Data AcQquisition (DAQ) system and from the Detector Control System
                (DCS) to the offline world. This information will be used during the reconstruction
                phase for a first calibration of the acquired data.

                In addition, C.Zampolli worked on the Particle Identification analysis of the pp
                events produced during the Physics Data Challenge 2006 (PDC06), generated at a
                centre of mass energy of 900 GeV and 14 TeV. With respect to this, C.Zampolli
                studied the PID performance of the ITS, TPC and TOF detectors on the PDC06
                events, and looked in detail into the determination of the a priori particle
                concentrations that are one of the main parameters in the ALICE PID procedure.

                Moreover, C.Zampolli is involved in the experimental activities at the INFN
                Laboratory placed in via Majorana in Bologna. These activities are aimed at the
                assembly and the quality assurance procedures for the production of the TOF
                basic element, the Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPC). Besides,
                C.Zampolli contributed to the assembly of the first two TOF supermodules at the
                CERN laboratories. During her research activity C.Zampolli took also active part
                in various beam tests at the CERN Proton Synchrotron (PS).


Talks and       2003
Presentations
                Particle Identification with the ALICE TOF Detector at Very High Particle
                Multiplicity, 41st course of the International School of Subnuclear Physics (29th
                August-7th September 2003, Erice, Italy)

                2004

                Identificazione di Particelle con il Sistema di Tempo di Volo (TOF)
                dell’Esperimento ALICE a LHC, XC Congresso Nazionale della Società
                Italiana di Fisica (20-25 Settembre 2004, Brescia, Italia)

                2005

                Hadron Identification and Inclusive Spectra, 1° Convegno Nazionale sulla
                Fisica di Alice (11-12 Gennaio 2005, Catania, Italia)

                TOF Calibration and Alignment Database, Calibration and Alignment
                Miniworkshop, ALICE Offline Week (21st-25th February 2005, CERN, Geneva,
                Switzerland)

                PPR: Status of the TOF Section, ALICE Reconstruction Meeting (31st March
                2005, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

                Status of the TOF PPR Section, ALICE Offline Week (30th May-6th June
                2005)

                Event-by-Event Fluctuations in ALICE Experiment @ LHC, XCI
                Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisica (26 Settembre-1 Ottobre
                2005, Catania, Italia)

                T0 Determination with the Time Of Flight Detector in ALICE, XCI
                Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Fisica (26 Settembre-1 Ottobre
                2005, Catania, Italia)

                TOF Calibration Database, ALICE Offline Week (3rd-7th October 2005,
                CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

                TOF Alignment Database, ALICE Offline Week (3rd-7th October 2005, CERN,
                Geneva, Switzerland)

                2006

                TOF Calibration Status Report, ALICE Offline Week (6th-10th March 2006,
                CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

                Event by Event Fluctuations Studies for the ALICE Experiment, Hot Quark
                Workshop 2006 (15th-20th May 2006, Villasimius, Italia)

                Hadron Yields and Spectra on E-by-E basis in ALICE, Heavy Ion Forum
                (24th May 2006, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)

                Hadron Yields and Spectra on E-by-E basis in ALICE, ALICE Week (19th-
                23rd June 2006, Bologna, Italy)

                Event-by-Event physics in ALICE, Correlations and Fluctuations in
                Relativistic Nuclear Collisions (7th-9th July 2006, Firenze, Italia)

                Hadron Yields and Spectra on Event-by-Event Basis in ALICE, 1st
                International Workshop on Soft Physics in Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions
                (27th-29th September 2006, Catania, Italy)

                TOF Online Calibration, ALICE Offline Week (2nd-6th October 2006, CERN,
                Geneva, Switzerland)

                The Quark-Gluon-Coloured-World (QGCW), Premio Ettore Majorana –
                Erice – Scienza per la Pace 2005 (21st December 2006, Vatican, Rome, Italy)

                2007

                Combined Particle Identification: experience with PDC06 data, ALICE
                Physics Week (12th-16th February 2007, Münster, Germany)

                Heavy Ion Physics with the ALICE Experiment at LHC, XLII Rencontres de
                Moriond, QCD and High Energy Hadronic Interactions session (17th-24th March
                2007, La Thuile, Italy). Talk given on behalf of the ALICE Collaboration.



Pubblications   2002

                SIMULAZIONE DI MAPPE DI SINCROTRONE GALATTICO
                POLARIZZATO NELLE MICROONDE E SEPARAZIONE DELLE
                COMPONENTI CON METODI CIECHI, Tesi di Laurea, Luglio 2006, Bologna, ,
                Italy.

                SIMULATION OF GALACTIC POLARIZED SYNCHROTRON MAPS,
                Internal Report IASF 348/2002, 2002, C. Zampolli & C. Burigana.

                2004

                PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION WITH THE ALICE TOF DETECTOR AT
                VERY HIGH PARTICLE MULTIPLICITY.
                By ALICE TOF Collaboration (A. Akindinov et al.). 2004. 13pp.
                Published in Eur.Phys.J.C32S1:165-177,2004.
OPERATION OF THE MULTIGAP RESISTIVE PLATE CHAMBER
USING A GAS MIXTURE FREE OF FLAMMABLE COMPONENTS.
A.N. Akindinov et al.. 2004. 5pp.
Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A532:562-565,2004.

RESULTS FROM A LARGE SAMPLE OF MRPC-STRIP PROTOTYPES
FOR THE ALICE TOF DETECTOR.
A.V. Akindinov et al.. 2004. 11pp.
Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A532:611-621,2004.

LATEST RESULTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MULTIGAP
RESISTIVE PLATE CHAMBER USED FOR THE ALICE TOF.
A.N. Akindinov et al.. 2004. 5pp.
Prepared for 7th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors
(RPC2003), Clermont-Ferrand, France, 20-22 Oct 2003.
Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A533:74-78,2004.

STUDY OF GAS MIXTURES AND AGEING OF THE MULTIGAP
RESISTIVE PLATE CHAMBER USED FOR THE ALICE TOF.
A.N. Akindinov et al.. 2004. 5pp.
Prepared for 7th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors
(RPC2003), Clermont-Ferrand, France, 20-22 Oct 2003.
Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A533:93-97,2004.

DESIGN ASPECTS AND PROTOTYPE TEST OF A VERY PRECISE TDC
SYSTEM IMPLEMENTED FOR THE MULTIGAP RPC OF THE ALICE-
TOF.
A.N. Akindinov et al.. 2004. 5pp.
Prepared for 7th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors
(RPC2003), Clermont-Ferrand, France, 20-22 Oct 2003.
Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A533:178-182,2004.

SPACE CHARGE LIMITED AVALANCHE GROWTH IN MULTIGAP
RESISTIVE PLATE CHAMBERS.
A. Akindinov et al.. 2004.
Prepared for 4th International Symposium on LHC Physics and Detectors (LHC
2003), Batavia, Illinois, 1-3 May 2003.
Published in Eur.Phys.J.C34:S325-S331,2004.


2005

PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION WITH THE ALICE TOF DETECTOR AT
VERY HIGH PARTICLE MULTIPLICITY.
C. Zampolli, "From quarks to black holes: progress in understanding the logic of
nature", Proceedings of International School of Subnuclear Physics, Edited by A.
Zichichi, The Subnuclear series 2004, vol 41, pag. 525, World Scientific (2005).

EVENT BY EVENT PHYSICS IN ALICE
M.M. Agaarwal et al. 2005
ALICE-INT-2005-047 v.1.

ALICE PHYSICS PERFORMANCE REPORT VOLUME II
ALICE Collaboration 5 December 2005
CERN/LHCC 2005-030 Eds. B. Alessandro et al. (ALICE Collaboration).

PROTOTYPE OF A COSMIC MUON DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON
SCINTILLATION COUNTERS WITH MRS APD LIGHT READOUT
A. Akindinov et al.. 2005.
Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A555:65-71,2005.

MAGNETIC FIELD AND RADIATION TESTS OF A PROGRAMMABLE
DELAY LINE.
A. Akindinov et al. Oct 2005. 5pp.
Prepared for 9th ICATPP Conference on Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics,
Detectors and Medical Physics Applications, Villa Erba, Como, Italy, 17-21 Oct
2005.
Published in *Como 2005, Astroparticle, particle and space physics, detectors and
medical physics applications* 871-875. Url-str(9).

A MULTIPLICITY TRIGGER BASED ON THE TIME OF FLIGHT
DETECTOR FOR THE ALICE EXPERIMENT.
E. Scapparone et al. Sep 2005. 5pp.
Prepared for 11th Workshop on Electronics for LHC and Future Experiments
(LECC 2005), Heidelberg, Germany, 12-16 September 2005.
Published in *Heidelberg 2005, Electronics for LHC and future experiments* 69.

2006

STUDY OF QGP SIGNATURES WITH THE K + K - SIGNAL IN Pb Pb
ALICE EVENTS
A. Akindinov . Jan 2006. 9pp.
Published in Eur.Phys.J.C45:669,2006.
e-Print Archive: hep-ph/0601204.

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF
ALICE TOF DETECTOR.
A. Akindinov et al. 2006. 5pp.
Prepared for 8th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors,
Seoul, Korea, 10-12 Oct 2005.
Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl.158:78-82,2006. Also in *Seoul 2005,
Resistive plate chambers and related detectors* 78-82.

THE MRPC DETECTOR FOR THE ALICE TIME OF FLIGHT SYSTEM:
FINAL DESIGN AND PERFORMANCES.
A. Akindinov et al. 2006. 6pp.
Prepared for 8th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors,
Seoul, Korea, 10-12 Oct 2005.
Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl.158:60-65,2006. Also in *Seoul 2005,
Resistive plate chambers and related detectors* 60-65.

A STUDY OF HADRON YIELDS AND SPECTRA WITH THE ALICE
EXPERIMENT AT LHC, PhD thesis, March 2006, Bologna, Italy.

EVENT-BY-EVENT FLUCTUATION STUDIES IN THE ALICE
EXPERIMENT, C. Zampolli for the ALICE Collaboration, 2006, Eur. Phys. J.
C, DOI 10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0105-6.

EVENT-BY-EVENT PHYSICS IN ALICE, C. Zampolli for the ALICE
Collaboration, 2006, Proceedings of Science, PoS(CFRNC2006)027.

2007

HEAVY ION PHYSICS WITH THE ALICE EXPERIMENT AT LHC,
proceedings for the XLII Rencontres de Moriond, QCD and High Energy
Hadronic Interactions session, in preparation.
Software Knowledge    Programming Languages: C++, shell (basics), FORTRAN

                      Operative Systems: WINDOWS e UNIX

                      Simulation Software: GEANT3, ROOT e AliROOT

                      Video-Writing Software: WORD e LATEX

                      Programming and Graphics Language: IDL

                      Web-Page Design Language: html, and Software Macromedia DREAMWEAVER
                      (basics)

                      Other Software: EXCEL, POWERPOINT


Languages             Italian (mother-tongue)

                      Eglish (excellent level, CPE, 1999)

                      French (basics)




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