Francesco Arneodo

Associate Dean of Science; Professor of Physics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA University of Torino, PhD University of Rome.

Research Websites: Astroparticle Physics Lab Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics

Research Areas: Astrophysics, Particle Physics


Francesco Arneodo is an experimental physicist interested in detectors for particle physics and their applications. He obtained his PhD from the University of Rome - La Sapienza, and his Master's degree from the University of Torino, Italy. With an interest in the socio-economic aspects of science, he also obtained an MBA degree from the University of Warwick (UK).

He started his research activity at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) working on cosmic rays with the EAS-TOP experiment, then on neutrino physics with liquid argon detectors. Since 2004, he has been a part of the XENON program, an international collaboration that designed and operated several liquid xenon detectors for the search of Dark Matter. He joined NYUAD in 2013, creating a research group - The Astroparticle Laboratory - where he continues the effort on Dark Matter. His research group is also active in space science and in the application of science to answer questions related to cultural heritage and conservation science.

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

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