Francesco Arneodo, Visiting Professor of Physics, NYUAD
Francesco Arneodo, Associate Dean of Science and Associate Professor of Physics, NYUAD

Francesco Arneodo

Associate Dean of Science and Associate Professor of Physics

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi

Biography

M.A. University of Torino, Ph.D. University of Rome

Francesco Arneodo is an experimental physicist with a focus on the intersection between astrophysics and particle physics. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Rome — La Sapienza and his Master's degree from the University of Torino, Italy.

He spent most of his career at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) starting with the EAS-TOP cosmic ray experiment. He also worked on neutrino physics with liquid argon detectors and more recently on the search for Dark Matter in the framework of the XENON program. He is part of the team that, in 2012, gave birth to the Gran Sasso Science Institute, a new graduate school in L'Aquila, Italy.

In 2011, being interested also in socio-economic aspects of science, he obtained an M.B.A. degree from the University of Warwick (UK).

He joined NYUAD in fall 2013, teaching a laboratory course where he strives to share with students the pleasure of making physics alive.

In his spare time, he tries to pursue two great passions, climbing, and sailing.

I have been working for 20 years at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory... and I am also leading a research group. We provide to our students opportunities for research during the summer months and for their Capstone project.