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 collaboration since 2005 and currently serves in a role of its physics co-coordinator. She joined the JUNO collaboration in 2014 and is a member of its recently established Analysis Coordination Committee. Livia Ludhova 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
  • Personal Travel and Photography Web: www.livialudhova.com

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: “Metamorphic 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

  • Woman physicist of the week selected by the German Physical Society (DPG) in December 2021. DPG Website Twitter Facebook Instagram
  • 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 at 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 "Symmetries in Subatomic Physics" (SSP 2022) 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 in peer reviewed journals

Summary and review articles:

Borexino:

JUNO:

Exotic Atoms

THEIA

LENA

Geology

Conference talks since 2017

Colloquia and seminars since 2017

  • Colloqium at Université de Paris and Institut Universitaire de France, Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie - October 20, 2022 - Paris, France
    Geoneutrinos
  • Seminar at King's College EPAP (Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics) group - June 13, 2022 - King's College, London, United Kingdom (online event)
    JUNO: the first multi-kton liquid scintillator based neutrino detector
  • ILL (Institute Max von Laue - Paul Langveln) College III Webinar - February 11, 2022 - ILL, Grenoble, France (online event)
    Updated geoneutrino measurement with Borexino
  • Colloquium at Physics Department, University of Houston - February 23, 2021 - Houston, United States
    Latest solar- and geo-neutrino results from the Borexino experiment
  • Seminar at McDonald Institute, Queen's University - February 16, 2021 - Kingston, Canada
    The new journey to the center of the Earth: goeneutrino measurement with Borexino
  • INPA Seminar, Berkley National Laboratory - October 30, 2020 - Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA), Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
    JUNO - the first multi-kton liquid scintillator detector
  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara - December 12, 2019 - Ferrara, Italy
    Solar neutrino spectroscopy with Borexino
  • DFG Research Unit JUNO Meeting - October 10, 2019 - Garching, Germany
    Geoneutrinos
  • Seminar at GSI - April 30, 2019 - Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Darmstadt, Germany
    Observation of Neutrinos from the Sun and the Earth in Borexino
  • Colloqium at Shanghai Jiao-Tong University - January 25, 2019 - Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China
    Low-energy neutrino physics with Borexino
  • Seminar at IIHE ULB-VUB - December 14, 2018 - Inter-University Institute for High Energies (IIHE), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)- Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
    Low-energy neutrino physics with Borexino and JUNO
  • Seminar at INFN Bari - October 26, 2017 - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Bari, Italy
    Observation of Neutrinos from the Sun and the Earth in Borexino
  • Seminar at the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics - June 28th, 2017 - Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Erlangen, Germany
    JUNO

Outreach