At CERN, finds herself in her own backyard as she was born in Geneva in 1958. She is a Senior Researcher at the INFN in Turin, where she coordinated the activities of the Nuclear Physics group from 1997 to 2003. She has also worked at the Paris-Saclay and CERN, where she is currently involved in the ALICE experiment.
"My 16-year-old son and I talk about physics a lot, even on a sunny beach or while hiking in the mountains. As he was growing up, I tried to tell him about quarks, antimatter, and dark energy. I realised that if you want to get kids interested, you have to give them the opportunity to see and touch and explore. If they can go into a laboratory, even a small one, their curiosity is immediately triggered and they will have a positive attitude towards science."