Lucio Rossi

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Lucio Rossi
Born (1955-09-24) 24 September 1955 (age 65)
Known forLHC project
Scientific career
FieldsSuperconductivity in Physics
InstitutionsUniversity of Milan, CERN

Lucio Rossi (born 24 September 1955) is an Italian physicist who is working in the field of superconductivity. An author of more than 140 publications in international journals and reviews, he has served as a researcher and professor at the University of Milan. Today, he is working at CERN where he is presently the project leader of the HL-LHC project.[1][2]


Lucio Rossi was born in Podenzano, Italy on 24 September 1955.[3]

In 1980 he obtained his PhD from University of Milan with a thesis on plasma physics. He was an academic researcher for many years after, interested in applied superconductivity for particle accelerators and in 1992 he became Professor of Experimental Physics in the University of Milan.

During the 1990s, Rossi was involved in many experiments such as the Superconducting Cyclotron (SC) currently in Catania, HERA at DESY in Hamburg and Large Hadron Collider at Cern.[4] His main activities were the design and construction of coils, solenoids, superconductors and prototypes for magnets.[5]

From 2001-2011 he led the Magnet Superconductor and Cryostat Group[6](MSC) for the LHC project. Since 2011 he has been leader of the High Luminosity for LHC.[7][8]

Since 1985 Rossi is one of the founders of "Euresis", a Milan-based association for the promotion of scientific culture established in Milan.


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  1. ^ a b "Faces and places: Lucio Rossi is named 2013 IEEE fellow". CERN Courier. 53 (1): 37. January 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Rossi, Lucio (7 September 2018). "Lessons from the accelerator frontier". CERN Courier. 58 (7). p. 5-6. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. ^ Rossi, Lucio (April 2009). "L'avventura umana della conoscenza incontra la grande tecnologia: il Large Hadron Collider del CERN". La fisica incontra: la citta' ciclo di conferenze divulgative 2009.
  4. ^ Rossi, Lucio (September 2010). "The subtle side of superconductivity". CERN Courier. 50 (7): 27–30.
  5. ^ "Euresis>Symposia>Speakers". Euresis. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  6. ^ Lyons, Daniel (10 March 2006). "Big bang". Forbes. Forbes Incorporated.
  7. ^ Kahle, Kate; Rossi, Lucio (March 2012). "Designs on higher luminosity". CERN Courier. 52 (2): 19–20.
  8. ^ Rossi, Lucio. "The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Higgs boson and Superconductivity for next generation accelerators at CERN". Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  9. ^ "EPS announces 2020 accelerator awards". CERN Courier. 2020-05-08. Retrieved 2020-05-22.

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