I grew up in a small village in the country side of the North of Italy, and even though Physics brought me to London years ago, I still don't like people messing with my pizza.
My love relationship with particle physics started in Italy, where I gained a Bachelor in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Milano in 2010. I went on to complete a Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy at University College London, where I hunted very dense materials by using the natural radiation from cosmic rays. During my PhD at Queen Mary University of London, I studied the changes of various neutrino flavours at the T2K experiment to understand why there is so much matter (and not antimatter!) in the universe. In 2015 I became an UltraHighEnergyNeutrinoHunter, using radio antennas attached to a balloon and buried 200m deep in ice as part of the ANITA and ARA experiments in Antarctica. Look at my research page to know more about my scientific interests.
From December 2013 I've been involved in the organisation of some of the events of the Pint of Science Festival bringing together academics from the Physics Department to provide a platform that allows people to discuss research with those conducting it (in the pub!). I've also partecipated to the EPS-HEP Physics Slam in Vienna in 2015 obtaining a second prize with a 3-min talk about my research. As I believe outreach is as important to science as research is, I've given talks to students in High School to explain how cool it is to be a Physicist! See my outreach page for more info.
Some of my interests include (real Italian) pizza, volleyball and climbing. I also have a slight obsession for Japan and the Simpsons. Look at my random page to know more about my interests.Follow @LindaCremonesi