Laura Zani has been awarded the SIF prize “Franco Giuseppe Bassani” for the scientific activity of young researchers graduated after may 2016.
Laura Zani obtained her master degree and her PhD in Pisa University, working initially on the Babar experiment and then in the Belle II collaboration. She then got a post-doc position at CPPM in Marseille, and since 2022 holds a staff research position at INFN sezione Roma Tre. Her research work includes the search for dark Z’ boson candidates in events with missing energy, the search for lepton flavour violation in tau decays, together with an intense calibration and monitoring activity of the Belle II silicon vertex detector.
Laura will receive her prize on September 11th, during the opening session of the CIX Congresso della Società Italiana di Fisica at the University of Salerno.
The Belle II detector is located in the collision area of the SuperKEKB e+e- collider at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. The Belle II experiment collected in the last years 424 fb-1 of integrated luminosity usable for physics. The goal is to reach 50 ab-1 of integrated luminosity within 2030. The SuperKEKB accelerator is now in long shutdown until end 2023 for the accelerator components and the Belle II detector upgrades. The Belle II collaboration consist of over 1160 physicist and engineers from 130 institutions in 27 countries. This is the website of the Italian collaborators. The Italian participation to Belle II is funded by INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare).