Physics: Antonio Masiero appointed President of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium
Italian physicist Antonio Masiero was appointed President of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (ApPEC) by the 13 Member States of the consortium which coordinates research in astroparticle physics in Europe.
Astroparticle physics, which brings together particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics, is a fast-growing discipline, which is addressing increasingly fascinating challenges in Europe to study the most elusive particles and reveal the darkest mysteries of the Universe structure. ApPEC, the consortium of European agencies funding research in astroparticle physics on the national level, aims at promoting and facilitating cooperation within the community of physicists specialized in this field.
Vicepresident of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and full professor of physics at the Unievrsity of Padua, Masiero is actively involved in a research field ranging from particle physics to astroparticle physics, with particular focus on the signals of new physics beyond the Standard Model. “I am honoured to be called to lead APPEC in this period when we are faced with the implementation of the important recommendations of the APPEC roadmap which will be released at the beginning of next year” – said INFN Vicepresident, and concluded– : “Astroparticle physics offers us today an excellent and exciting opportunity to explore the completely unknown ground that is beyond the Standard Model of particle physics and cosmology”.