Luca Pelicci M.Sc.
|Luca Pelicci M.Sc.
Research activityMy thesis is focused on the search for neutrinos produced in the nuclear fusion processes taking place in the core of our Sun, the so-called solar neutrinos. Currently, I am part of the collaboration of two liquid scintillator experiments: Borexino and JUNO.
BorexinoMy work has been mainly devoted to the analysis for the extraction of the CNO neutrinos interaction rate by means of a multivariate fitting procedure. I have been in charge of the preparation of data and Monte Carlo inputs for the multivariate fit, and I have worked on the estimation and impact of possible sources of systematics errors developing a new technique to estimate the stability of the detector response. The hard work of the Borexino Collaboration has culminated in a paper, submitted to PRL (you can find more details here).
More recently, I have started working on a new analysis with the aim of measuring the CNO intaraction rate without any prior knowledge on the backgrounds intrinsecally present inside the detector.
During my first year, I worked on the optimization of a Monte Carlo parameter related to the quantum efficiency of the PMTs, that was spoiling Borexino's Monte Carlo in recent years thus preventingt the use of the multivariate fit.
JUNOI'm part of the newly created JUNO-solars working group. Currently, I'm performing sensitivity studies to intermediate energy solar neutrinos (Be7, pep and CNO neutrinos). I've been directly involved in the background estimation for the JUNO detector required for the analysis, and the sensitivity studies carried out trough a sensitivity tool specifically created for this purpose (JUST - Jülic nUsol Sensitivity Tool).
- Summer Semester 2021: Tutor of exercise groups for the neutrino physics part of the Particle Physics II lecture (M.Sc. Physics course) at RWTH Aachen University
- S. Appel et al., Improved measurement of solar neutrinos from the Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen cycle by Borexino and its implications for the Standard Solar Model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129 (2022) 252701. Selected as editors suggestion and marked as “America n Physical Society Viewpoint” (available at “Physics”).
- M. Agostini et al. (Borexino Collaboration), "First Direct Experimental Evidence of CNO neutrinos", Nature 587, p 577–582(2020)
- DPG 2023 - division Particle Physics - March 20 - March 24 - Dresden, Germany
Parallel talk: CNO solar neutrinos measurement with Borexino detector: updated combined analysis with directionality constraint
- Physics In Collision 2022 - Tbilisi, Georgia: 05-11 September, 2022
Review talk: Current status and prospects in solar neutrino field
- IKP Semniar - June 27, 2022 - Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
L. Pelicci and A. Singhal - "Updated CNO solar neutrino measurement with Borexino: analysis strategy and implication on solar physics"
- The XXX International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2022) - Seoul, South Korea (online): May 30-June 4, 2022
Poster: Solar neutrino physics with JUNO: analysis strategy and sensitivity studies for Be7, pep and CNO neutrinos
- DPG Spring Meeting 2022, Heidelberg, Germany (online): 20-25 March, 2022
Parallel talk: Solar neuutrino with JUNO: analysis strategy and sensitivity studies to Be7, pep and CNO neutrinos
- IKP Seminar - December 06, 2021 - Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
L. Pelicci - Seminar: "JUNO sensitivity to intermediate energy solar neutrinos"
- LXXI International conference "NUCLEUS – 2021. Nuclear physics and elementary particle physics. Nuclear physics technologies", St. Petersburg, Russia: 20-25 September, 2021
Parallel talk: Strategy and data analysis for the discovery of CNO neutrinos in Borexino
- 17th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP) 2021, Valencia, Spain: 26 August - 3 September, 2021
Poster: Data analysis strategy used for the detecion of CNO solar neutrinos with Borexino
- DPG Spring Meeting 2021, Dortmund, Germany: 15-19 March, 2021
Parallel talk: Solar neutrino physics below 2 MeV with JUNO
- SIF 106° National Congress, Italy: 14-18 September, 2020
Communication: First direct detection of CNO neutrinos: the multivariate fitting strategy
Awarded with publication on "Il Nuovo Cimento C" (DOI: 10.1393/ncc/i2021-21096-3)
- L. Pelicci et al. (Borexino Collaboration), Data analysis strategy used for the detection of CNO solar neutrinos with Borexino, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. (TAUP 2021) 2156 012200.
- L. Pelicci et al. (Borexino Collaboration), First direct detection of CNO neutrinos: the multivariate fitting strategy, Il Nuovo Cimento C, 8 July 2021.
- INFN School of Statistics - May 15-20 - Paestum, Italy
- A. Abusleme et al., Sub-percent Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters with JUNO, Chin. Phys. C 46 (2022) 123001.
- A. Abusleme et al., Mass Testing and Characterization of 20-inch PMTs for JUNO, arXiv:2205.08629 (2022), and accepted for pubblication in The European Physical Journal C.
- M. Agostini et al., Independent determination of the Earth's orbital parameters with solar neutrinos in Borexino, arXiv:2204.07029 (2022).
- M. Agostini et al., First Directional Measurement of sub-MeV Solar Neutrinos with Borexino, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128 (2022) 091803.
- M. Agostini et al., Correlated and Integrated Directionality for sub-MeV solar neutrinos in Borexino, Phys. Rev. D 105 (2022) 052002.
- M. Agostini et al., Search for Low-Energy Signals from Fast Radio Bursts with the Borexino Detector, Eur. Phys. Journal C 82 (2022) 278.
- M. Agostini et al. (Borexino Collaboration), Identification of the cosmogenic 11C background in large volumes of liquid scintillators with Borexino, arXiv:2106.10973
- M.Sc. in Physics
Università degli studi di Milano
Master Thesis: Towards the detection of CNO neutrinos with Borexino experiment: stability and systematics of multivariate analysis at low energy
- B.Sc. in Physics
Università degli studi di Milano
Bachelor Thesis: Sterile neutrino sensitivity studies with the Borexino detector at LNGS