Ordinario di Fisica Sperimentale
degli Studi di Padova
tel +39 049
di Fisica "G. Galilei"
INFN di Padova
F. Marzolo 8
35131 Padova (Italia)
tel +39 049
cell. +39 3334358752
SC is active in
the field of
for High Energy Physics since 1968, both for experiments with bubble
chambers, in the early period, and
for experiments with electronic
responsible, from 1970 to 1973, for
the construction at Dip. of Physics in Padova of an automatic scanning
machine for bubble chamber pictures.
The device was using a CRT and it
was named PEPR (Precision Encoding & Pattern Recognition).
From 1976 he was member of the EHS
Hybrid Spectrometer) at CERN.
Since 1980 he was
participating to the
experiment of Carlo Rubbia, that discovered the intermediate vector
Z0 and W.
From 1984 to 1990 he was responsible of the
electronics for the UA1 upgrading programs (muon detector and e-m
He is spokesperson, since 1987, of
Padova group participating to the ICARUS (Imaging
Cosmic And Rare
Signals) collaboration headed by C. Rubbia.
In the framework of this
he is responsible of the electronics of the 600 tons liquid Argon TPC
Projection Chamber) to be installed
at INFN (Istituto Nazionale di
Nucleare) Gran Sasso laboratory in 2008.
Since 2003 he is deputy
spokesman of the experiment.
From 1990 he is also member of the CMS
Muon Solenoid) at CERN for the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) program.
In the framework
of LHC he has participated
to various R&D programs for detectors and VLSI electronics.
1990 to 1994 he was in the DRDC (Detector
Research & Development
Committee) at CERN for evaluating LHC proposals.
More recently SC
is working in the field of
analogue VLSI both for experimental physics and medical applications
(pace-makers and hearing aids).
From 1994 to 1997 SC was member of LERB
Electronics Review Board) of CERN that co-ordinates the electronics
for LHC experiments.
Since 1997 SC is responsible for a project
funded by EEC, for the development of a Cardiac Imaging Chamber after
an idea of George Charpak, 1992 Nobel laureate.
The project is done in
collaboration with George Charpak and European small industries and
requires the development of analogue and digital VLSI.
He was responsible in 2003 for a
research project on liquid Argon TPC,
funded by Italian Ministry of Research and University (MIUR) with 200K€,
coordinating groups from
Universities of Naples, L'Aquila, Pavia, and Padova. The project
continued in 2005 with
addition of Milan University and funded by MIUR with 372K€.
The project evolved toward large mass liquid Argon detectors
implementation in 2007 and SC
is now coordinating groups from Pavia, L'Aquila and Padova with a MIUR
fund of 245K€.
Recently SC has started an R&D project funded by University
of Padua and Centro Fermi on Concentrated PhotoVoltaic
1980 to 1983 at CERN.
Unpaid Research Associate at MIT
(Boston) from 1990 to 1994.
Unpaid Research Associate at CERN
(Geneva) from 1968 to present.
Since 10/2000 SC is member
of CERN Finance Committee as Industrial
Liaison Officer (ILO) for Italian
industry at CERN.
Since 03/2003 SC has been
memeber of the External
Network for Technology Transfer from CERN to Italian Industry.
Since 10/2004 SC has been
president of the TT and Patetents Committees of INFN.
Since 10/2008 SC has been
appointed as Chairman of the I.L.O. Forum at
SC was and is
always teaching Electronics courses for Physics curriculum.
From 1990 SC supervised about
25 thesis on
the subject of instrumentation for Nuclear and Particle Physics, most
of them dealing with VLSI design.
SC has participated to many many
International Schools organized by International Center for Theoretical
Physics in Trieste (I) in cooperation
with The United Nations
In academic years 2006 and 2007 he was Director of the "Master
Microelettronica" organized by Dipartimento di Fisica
dell'Università di Padova in cooperation con
InfineonTechnologies, STmicroeletronics, INFN and CERN.
The scientific activity of SC
in more than 200 papers.
In 1992 he was in charge to write the
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