Fabrizio Caola, Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Physics
Fabrizio joins Wadham as a Tutorial Fellow in Physics and Associate Professor in the University’s Physics Department.
Fabrizio grew up in Milano, Italy, where he studied Physics and Classical Music. He obtained a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Milano, and a Concert Pianist degree from the city’s Conservatorio di Musica G. Verdi. During the last months of his PhD, he moved to Chicago to work as a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He then held a postdoctoral position at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, before moving back to Europe to continue his investigations as a Fellow in the CERN Theory Department. He recently joined the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology at Durham University as a Lecturer.
Fabrizio’s work focuses on the study of fundamental interactions. Currently, his main research interests are QCD (the theory that describes strong interactions), Higgs physics and collider phenomenology. In 2018 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant to develop new theoretical techniques to study Higgs physics at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. He very much looks forward to being part of Wadham tradition in Theoretical Particle Physics.
In his spare time, Fabrizio loves reading a good book, listening to music and playing the piano. His family is originally from a small town in the Italian Alps, and the love of mountains and nature runs in his blood. He is looking forward to exploring the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.