Prof. Dr. Livia Ludhova

Prof. Dr. Livia Ludhova
  • Focus of Research: The current research of Livia Ludhova is focused on low-energy neutrino physics based on large-volume liquid-scintillator detectors. She is a member of the Borexino/SOX and JUNO collaborations. Her long-term expertise on solar and geo neutrinos was in recent years broadened to sterile neutrino and to neutrino-mass hierarchy measurement with reactor antineutrinos.

Contact:
  • Phone: +49 2461 61 4280
  • E-mail: l.ludhova_AT_fz-juelich.de

Education

  • PhD in Experimental Physics (2005)
    Dèpartement de Physique, Universitè de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland;
    Thesis title: “The Muonic Hydrogen Lamb Shift Experiment: Lifetime and Population of the μp(2S) State”
  • M.A. in Physics (2001)
    Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia;
    Thesis title: “Production and study of exotic atoms at DAΦNE”
  • PhD in Geology (1998)
    Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia;
    Thesis title: “Reconstruction of Variscan P-T-t (pressure-temperature-time) path of metapelites in the crystalline complex of Western and High Tatra Mts., Western Carpathians, Slovakia”
  • M.A. in Geology (1996)
    Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia;
    Thesis title: “Metmorphic evolution of sillimanite-zone metapelites in the crystalline complex of Tatra Mts., Western Carpathians, Slovakia”

Positions

  • since November 2015
    W2 Professor in Experimental Physics at RWTH Aachen and head of the neutrino group at IKP-2, Forschungzentrum Jülich, Germany.
    Funding through the recruitment initiative of the HGF.
  • October 2005– October 2015
    Postdoc and researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Milano, Italy
  • September 2001 – September 2005
    Doctorante Fonds National “B” e assistante diplome’, Dèpartement de Physique, Universitè de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • October 1996 – August 1999
    Ph.D. scholarship – Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Teaching

Courses in RWTH Aachen

Current Responsibilities and Organisational Positions

Experiments

  • Physics (co-)coordinator of the Borexino experiment
  • (Co-)coordinator of Borexino solar analysis (nusol) working group
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Borexino experiment
  • Member of the Institutional Board of the Borexino experiment
  • Member of the Institutional Board of the JUNO experiment
  • Co-chair of the Speakers Committee of the JUNO experiment
  • L2-manager for the JUNO-OSIRIS calibrations
  • Data-quality manager in Borexino

Conferences

  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of Neutrino Geoscience conference series
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of Physics In Collision (PIC) conferences
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 7th Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics (SSP2018), RWTH Aachen University, Germany, June 11-15th, 2018.
  • Convener of the “Neutrino Physics” parallel session at EPS Conference on High Energy Physics 2017, 5 -12 July 2017, Venice, Italy

Summer Schools

Selected Publications

JUNO:

Borexino:

SOX

  • G. Bellini et al. (Borexino collaboration): SOX: Short distance neutrino Oscillations with BoreXino, JHEP 1308 (2013) 038.

Exotic Atoms

  • R. Pohl et al. (The CREMA Collaboration), Laser spectroscopy of muonic deuterium, Science 353 (2016) 6300.
  • R. Pohl et al.: The size of the proton. Nature 466 (2010) 213.
  • L. Ludhova et al.: Muonic hydrogen cascade time and lifetime of the shortlived 2S state, Phys. Rev. A 75 (2007) 040501(R).
  • G. Beer et al.: Measurement of the Kaonic Hydrogen X–Ray Spectrum, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 (2005) 212302.

LENA

  • M. Wurm et al.: The next-generation liquid-scintillator neutrino observatory (LENA), Astrop. Phys. 35 (2012) 685-732

Reviews:

  • S. Böser et al. Status of light sterile neutrino searches, Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, In Press
  • L. Ludhova: Experimental data on solar neutrinos, Eur. Phys. J. A 52 (2016) 82.
  • G. Bellini, L. Ludhova, G. Ranucci, and F.L. Villante: Neutrino Oscillations, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Advances in High Energy Physics, Volume 2014 (2014) Article ID 191960, 28 pages.
  • L. Ludhova and S. Zavatarelli: Studying the Earth with Geo-neutrinos, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Advances in High Energy Physics, Volume 2013 (2013) Article ID 425693, 16 pages.
  • G. Bellini, A. Ianni, L. Ludhova, F. Mantovani, and W.F. McDonough: Geo-neutrinos, Progr. Part. Nucl. Phys. 73 (2013) 1–34.

Geology

  • V. Hurai et al.: Nitrogen-bearing fluids, brines and carbonate liquids in Variscan migmatites of the Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians - heritage of high-pressure metamorphism, European Journal of Mineralogy 12 (2000) 1283–1300
  • L. Ludhova and M. Janak: Phase relations and P-T path of cordierite-bearing migmatites, Western Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Geol. Carp. 50 (1999) 283-293.
  • L. Ludhova and M. Janak: Decompression and exhumation of Variscan orogenic root in the Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians: Evidence from high-grade metapelites, Geol. Carp. 50 (1999) 120-122.
  • M. Janak et al.: Dehydration melting and devolatilzation during exhumation of high-grade metapelites: the Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Journal of Metamorphic Geology 17,4 (1999) 379–396.
  • M. Janak et al.: Partial melting and retrogression during exhumation of high-grade metapelites, the Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth - Part A. Solid Earth and Geodesy 17 (1999) 379–395.
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