The Women who run the biggest machine ever built by Man
The complexity of LHC and the women in charge of it

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... is first researcher with the Lecce section of the č Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. She joined the ATLAS Collaboration fifteen years ago, working on the development of the sophisticated software which allows the fast identification of muon particles in the apparatus. She is now leading the international group of about 30 physicists working on this activity.

"It is amazing today to think that during high school I believed that my fate was to be an opera singer…And then I decided to push the doors of the Physics department: a happy choice, that led me to a passionating career. In 1988, at the beginning of my PhD, I knew that I wanted to work in the experimental field, and in particular in Elementary Particle Physics: since then, it has always been an exciting experience!"