Cristina Natalina TUVÈ

Associate Professor of Experimental physics [FIS/01]
Office: DFA 329
Email: cristina.tuve@ct.infn.it cristina.tuve@cern.ch
Phone: 5437
Web Site: www.ct.infn.it/~tuve
Cristina Tuvè
@crisnatalina
Cris5925
Office Hours: Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 | Tuesday from 15:00 to 16:00


-Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Catania - Department of Physics and Astronomy:

           Teaching: LABORATORY OF PHYSICS I (M-Z) the Bachelor's Degree in Physics.

Research activity:

     1.Physics of fundamental interactions: CMS experiment at CERN's LHC accelerator.
     2.Neutrino physics: JUNO experiment in China.
     3.Development of diamond detectors: RD42 (CVD Diamond Radiation Detector Development) of CERN.
     4.Physics applied to medicine: responsible for the project "Dosimetry in Radiometabolic Therapy with Iodine-131 for the Customization of Treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (CDT)", University Funding - Intervention Line 2

Orcid: 0000-0003-0739-3153

CURRICULUM
•    Professor of Experimental Physics at University of Catania – Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Education
•    Graduated in Physics with full marks and laude on 7 April 1983, defending a thesis on “Studio di un sistema di pulsaggio dei fasci di ioni per l’accoppiamento tra gli acceleratori Tandem e Ciclotrone Superconduttore al L.N.S.”
•    PhD in Physics (1993) defending a thesis on “Spettrometria di neutroni e sezioni d'urto di reazioni a energie relativistiche”
Employment
•    UniCT: Associate Professor (29-12-2003 –present)
•    UniCT: Researcher (21-01-1994 – 28-12-2003)
•    High School Teacher (1-10-1985 - 20-01-1994)
Managerial Roles
•    Former member of the Department's Directorate Board (2002-2006).
•    Former member of the Faculty Head Council (2008-2012) of the Science Faculty of University of Catania
•    Former member of the Office-Space Management Committee of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (2011-2015).
•    Member of the INFN National Researcher's Council as Representative of the INFN-Catania researchers (1995-2001 and 2013- present).
•    Organization of scientific events such as International Conferences (CRIS1996, CRIS1998, CRIS2000, CRIS2002), Collaboration meetings (e.g. EOS collaboration in 1996).

Teaching experience
2014-present:  Laboratorio di Fisica I (M-Z)  for the bachelor degree in Physics.
2014-present:  Fisica for the master degree in Medicine.
2016-present:  Fisica delle radiazioni e materia biologica the High School of Medical Physics.
2012-2015:     Fisica Nucleare delle alte energie for the master degree in Physics.
2013-2014:     Fisica 1 for the bachelor degree in Chemistry.
2008-2014:     Fisica Generale II and Laboratory for the bachelor degree in Chemistry.
2003-2008:      Fisica 1 for the bachelor degree in Information Technology.
Research activity, current and past
•    Member of the JUNO collaboration (study of neutrino oscillations and neutrino mass hierarchy) at the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (as of 2019).
•    Member of the CMS collaboration (search for the Higgs boson, supersymmetry, dark matter etc.) at the CERN LHC (since 1996).
•    As member of the CMS experiment is one of the discoverers of the Higgs boson (July 2012).
•    Expert of detector design, construction, and test, has participated in the construction of the original CMS and of the so-called phase-1 upgraded Pixel detector.
•    Expert of detector operation, is responsible for control, safety and operation of the CMS Technical shift during data taking.
•    Member of the RD42 collaboration at CERN (2007 onwards).
•    Project Manager of: “Dosimetria in Terapia Radiometabolica con Iodio-131 per la Personalizzazione del Trattamento del Carcinoma Differenziato della Tiroide (CDT)”
•    Before joining the CMS collaboration, worked in three collaborations:
1.    TRANSPORT (Measurements of as many cross sections as possible of heavy ions on hydrogen and helium targets to contribute to the construction of a database for the models of cosmic-ray transport through the interstellar medium, 1988-1991) at LBNL;
2.    EOS (study of nuclear matter under high density and temperature conditions and equation of state, 1991-1995) at LBNL;
3.    E896 (search for the elusive 6-quark particle H0, 1993-2000) at BNL.
•    For these three experiments has participated to the design and construction of a scintillation detector (MUFFINS) and was strongly involved also in more general tasks of the experiments. Was responsible for the data reduction and data analysis of MUFFINS. Her PhD thesis was on this detector and on the study of neutron production cross sections in nuclear reactions at relativistic energies
Earlier on, just after graduation (1983), had been involved in nuclear physics measurements in two INFN laboratories: LNL and LNS.
Scientific Publications
Prof. Cristina Tuvè is author of about 1000 scientific publications. The full list is maintained in the UniCT IRIS product catalogue.

 

Prof. Cristina Tuvè is author of about 1000 scientific publications. The full list is maintained in the UniCT IRIS product catalogue.

A selection of 20 representative articles of the scientific career of Prof. Tuvè is as follows:

1.B.Bilwes, R.Bilwes, V.D'Amico, J.Diaz, J.I.Ferrero,, A.Italiano, R.Potenza, C.Roldan, A.Strazzeri and C.Tuvè
One-Neutron Transfer Contribution to the Elastic 32S + 33S Scattering at Einc = 91.3 MeV
Nuclear Physics A, 468 (1987)177

2.S.Albergo, S.Costa, M.Mazzeo, D.Nicotra, G.Poli, R.Potenza, C.Tuvè, H.J.Crawford and I.Flores
Position Sensitive Scintillator Discs for Intermediate and High Energy Neutron Spectroscopy
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 311 (1992) 280

3.C.Tuvè, S.Albergo, D.Boemi, Z.Caccia, C.X.Chen, S.Costa, H.J.Crawford, M.Cronqvist, J.Engelage, L.Greiner, T.G.Guzik, A.Insolia, C.N.Knott, P.J.Lindstrom, J.W.Mitchell, R.Potenza, S.Reito, J.Romanski, G.V.Russo, A.Soutoul, O.Testard, C.E.Tull, C.J.Waddington, W.R.Webber, and J.P.Wefel (The Transport Collaboration)

Neutron Production at 0o from the 40Ca + H Reaction at Elab = 357 and 565 MeV/amu

Physical Review C, 56 (1997) 1057-1063

4.C. Tuvè, S. Albergo, D. Boemi, Z. Caccia, C. X. Chen, S. Costa, H.J. Crawford, M. Cronqvist, J. Engelade, L. Greiner, T. G. Guzik, A.Insolia, C. N. Knott, P.J. Lindstrom, J.W.Mitchell, R. Potenza, G. V. Russo, A. Soutoul, O. Testard, A. Tricomi, C. E. Tull, C.J. Waddington, W.R. Webber and J.P. Wefel (Transport Collaboration)
Neutron Production in Coincidence with Fragments from the 40 Ca +H Reactions at Elab = 357 and 565 A MeV

Physical Review C, 59 (1999) 233-238

5.A.Insolia, C.Tuvè, S.Albergo, F.Bieser, F.P.Brady, Z.Caccia, D.Cebra, A.D.Chacon, J.L.Chance, Y.Choi, S.Costa, J.B.Elliott, M.Gilkes, J.A.Hauger, A.S.Hirsch, E.L.Hjort, M.Justice, D.Keane, J.Kintner, M.Lisa, H.S.Matis, M.McMahan, C.McParland, D.L.Olson, M.Partlan, N.T.Porile, R.Potenza, G.Rai, J.Rasmussen, H.G.Ritter, J.L.Romero, G.V.Russo, R.Scharenberg, A.Scott, Y.Shao, B.K.Srivastava, T.J.M.Symons, M.Tincknell, S.Wang, P.G.Warren, H.H.Wieman, K.L.Wolf (EOS Collaboration)
Universality in Fragment Inclusive Yields from Au + Au Collisions  
Physical Review C, 61 (2000) 044902-044908

6.J.B.Elliott, L.G.Moretto, L.Phair, G.J.Wozniak, S.Albergo, F.Bieser, F.P.Brady, Z.Caccia, D.A.Cebra, A.D.Chacon, J.L.Chance, Y.Choi, S.Costa, M.L.Gilkes, J.A.Hauger, A.S.Hirsch, E.L.Hjort, A.Insolia, M.Justice, D.Keane, J.C.Kintner, V.Lindenstruth, M.A.Lisa, H.S.Matis, M.McMahan, C.McParland, W.F.J.Müller, D.L.Olson, M.D.Partlan, N.T.Porile, R.Potenza, G.Rai, J.Rasmussen, H.G.Ritter, J.Romanski, J.L.Romero, G.V.Russo, H.Sann, R.P.Scharenberg, A.Scott, Y.Shao, B.K.Srivastava, T.J.M.Symons, M.Tincknell, C.Tuvè, S.Wang, P.Warren, H.H.Wieman, T.Wienold, and K.Wolf (EOS Collaboration)
Constructing the Phase Diagram of Finite Neutral Nuclear Matter
Physical Review C, 67 (2003) 024609

7.C. Tuvè, V.Bellini, R.Potenza, C.Randieri, C.Sutera, G.Pucella, M.Marinelli, E.Milani, A.Paoletti, A.Tucciarone, G.Verona-Rinati
Carrier Dynamics in CVD Diamond: Electron and Hole Contributions
Diamond and Related Materials, 12 (2003) 499-502

8.C. Tuvè, R. Potenza, M. Chiorboli, M.G. Grimaldi, F. La Rosa, F. Raimondo, M. Marinelli, E. Milani, A.Tucciarone, G. Verona Rinati, M. G. Donato, G. Faggio, G. Messina, S. Santangelo, G. Pucella

Pulse height defect in pCVD and scCVD diamond based detectors

Diamond and Related Materials 15(2006) 1986-1989


9. C. Tuvè, M. Angelone, V. Bellini, A. Balducci, M.G. Donato, G. Faggio, M.Marinelli, G. Messina, E. Milani, M.E.Morgada, M. Pillon, R. Potenza, G. Pucella, G. Russo, S. Santangelo, M. Scoccia, C. Sutera, A. Tucciarone, G. Verona Rinati
Single crystal diamond detectors grown by chemical vapor deposition
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 570(2007)299-302

10.S. Chatrchyan, S et al., including C.Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
 The CMS experiment at the CERN LHC
 JINST 3 (2008) S08004

11.V. Khachatryan et al. including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
Transverse-Momentum and Pseudorapidity Distributions of Charged Hadrons in pp Collisions at 7 TeV
Physical Review Letters, 105 (2010) 022002

12.S. Chatrchyan et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
Observation and studies of jet quenching in PbPb collisions at root s(NN)=2.76 TeV
Physical Review C, 84(2011)024906  

 13.S. Chatrchyan et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
Combined results of searches for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at 7 TeV Physics Letters B, 710 (2012) 26-48

14.S. Chatrchyan et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
 Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC

Physics Letters B, 716 (2012) 30-61

15.S.Chatrchyan et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
Observation of long-range, near-side angular correlations in pPb collisions at the LHC
Physics Letters B, 718(2013) 795-814

16.S.Chatrchyan et al., including C.Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
Measurement of the properties of a Higgs boson in the four-lepton final state
Physical Review D, 89 (2014) 092007

17.V. Khachatryan, et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration)
Precise determination of the mass of the Higgs boson and tests of compatibility of its couplings with the standard model predictions using proton collisions at 7 and 8 TeV
European Physical Journal C, 75 (2015) 212

18.G. Aad, et al.,  including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration and ATLAS collaboration)
Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at root s=7 and 8 TeV
Journal of High Energy Physics 8 (2016)045

19.V. Khachatryan, et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration )
 Jet energy scale and resolution in the CMS experiment in pp collisions at 8 TeV
Journal of Instrumentation 12(2017)P02014

20.Sirunyan, A. M. et al., including C. Tuvè (CMS Collaboration )
Observation of the Higgs boson decay to a pair of tau leptons with the CMS detector
Physics Letters B,  779(2018) 283- 2018


Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti

Currently it is part of the collaborations:

CMS at the LHC accelerator at CERN in Geneva
experiment that led to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012
JUNO the experiment that will take place in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China
RD42 of cern for the development of new diamond detectors radiation resistant

She also deals with physics applied to medicine
Responsible for the Catania University project (intervention line 2)
"Dosimetry in Radiometabolic Therapy with Iodine-131 for the Customization of Treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma (CDT)"

 

(2018) Progetto Alternanza Scuola Lavoro between the University of Catania and the "E. Medi" higher education institution of Leonforte (EN)
Head of the Physics Laboratory 1
lecture course on analysis of experimental data and experiments in the laboratory

(2015-2018) Week of Scientific and Technological Culture (XXV -XXVII)
Responsible of
laboratory "We know nature through measurement"

(2015-2018) National Science Plan (PLS) Physics Project
Cycle of lessons and activities in the Laboratory of Physics 1 for several high school students from different parts of Sicily various high schools.

(2016) Progetto Alternanza Scuola Lavoro between INFN Catania section and the Galileo Galilei Scientific High School of Catania
Head of the Physics Laboratory 1
Lectures course on data analysis and laboratory experiments

(2016) Event: "CERN under the VOLCANO"
in conjunction with the European Researchers' Night

(2016) Refresher course on "modern physics" aimed at teachers in service in high schools
Report as first year teacher of the degree course in Physics (Physics Laboratory 1)
"Minimum disciplinary knowledge, considerations and insights on knowledge and skills in entry"

(2009-2014) Week of Scientific and Technological Culture (from XX to XXIV)
activities related to demonstrative / interactive laboratories with stands for activities related to particle physics