Roma, Italia

I am a Full Professor of Physics at Sapienza Universta` di Roma and am currently the Head of the Department. I am an associate of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Rome and a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) since 2005. I was the physics co-coordinator of the CMS experiment from Sep 2016 to Aug 2018.

I was an Associate Professor in Rome from March 2008 to October 2019. In January 2005 I moved to Rome as an assistant professor at the Physics Department of Sapienza Universita` di Roma with a Rientro dei Cervelli fellowship.

In August 2003, the Department of Energy (DOE) revoked my rights to access any DOE-operated laboratory in the United States, including SLAC and Fermilab, on the grounds that I was (and still am) an Iranian citizen, without providing any explanation. More details in this article in Nature magazine.

San Diego, California

I was a research scientist at UCSD working on the BaBar experiment from January 2003 to December 2004. In 2003, I was a also member of the CDF experiment at Fermilab for 6 months.

I graduated on 31 October 2002 with a dissertation on the "Observation of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the B0 meson system" which earned me the 2004 Tanaka award from the American Physical Society.

Bay Area, California

I had the fortune of living in the San Francisco Bay Area between January 2000 and October 2002 while working on my thesis. I lived in Palo Alto (January 2000 - December 2001), Redwood City (January 2002 - August 2002), and Menlo Park (September-October 2002).

San Diego, California

I moved to San Diego in September 1998 to continue my research in BaBar as a PhD student. I was a graduate student in High Energy Physics at the University of California, San Diego working on the BaBar experiment, from September 1998 to October 2002.

Roma, Italia

In December 1987 I moved to Roma. I graduated in physics at Sapienza Universita` di Roma on 26 February 1998. My thesis topic was the simulation of the central drift chamber in the BaBar experiment. I attended high school at Liceo Scientifico Augusto Righi, where I graduated in July 1992.

Tehran, Iran

I was born in Tehran, Iran where I lived and went to elementary school and junior high before moving to Roma.