Prof. Dr. Dr. Livia Ludhova

Prof. Dr. Dr. Livia Ludhova
  • Focus of Research: Livia Ludhova is specialized in low-energy neutrino physics with large-volume liquid-scintillator detectors. She is a member of the Borexino experiment since 2005 and currently its physics co-coordinator. She has joined the JUNO collaboration in 2014. She has a long-term experience with the measurement of solar neutrinos and geoneutrinos.

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

Education

  • PhD in Experimental Physics (2005)
    Département de Physique, Université 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 at Physics Institute IIIB, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
    Head of the neutrino group at IKP-2, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
    Funded through the HGF recruitment initiative.
  • October 2005 – October 2015
    Postdoc and researcher at Instituto 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.

Awards

  • European Physical Society Prize: The 2021 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize
    for an outstanding contribution to Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology was awarded to the Borexino Collaboration for the ground-breaking observation of solar netrinos frome the pp chain and CNO cycle that provided unique and comprehensive tests of the Sun as a nucleat fusion engine.
  • November 2015
    Recruitment initiative of the Helmholtz Association.

Teaching

Courses in RWTH Aachen

Current Responsibilities and Organisational Positions

Experiments

  • Physics (co-)coordinator of the Borexino experiment
  • Member of the Analysis Coordination Committee of the JUNO experiment
  • 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
  • L2-manager for the JUNO-OSIRIS calibration

Conferences committees

  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of "Physics In Collision" (PIC) conferences
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of "Exotic Atoms and Related Topics" (EXA) and "Symmetries in Subatomic Physics" (SSP 2021) conference
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of "Neutrino Geoscience" conference series
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 7th "Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics" (SSP 2018), 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

Publications

Summary and review articles:

Borexino:

JUNO:

Exotic Atoms

LENA

Geology

Publications (full list)
ORCID

Outreach