Physics Club: Marco Pallavicini, Università di Genova and INFN, “The Borexino heritage: pp and CNO solar neutrinos”

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Monday, April 19, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Marco Pallavicini, University of Genova and INFN

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The Borexino experiment has recently obtained the first observation of the neutrinos produced by the CNO cycle in the Sun [Nature, Vol. 587, 26-11-2020].
It is a remarkable achievement, which completes a long list of important measurements and results. The seminar will review briefly the experiment and the previous results and then mainly focus on the CNO measurement, describing what makes it harder than the previous one and the strategy adopted to get to the goal.
Marco Pallavicini is a full Professor at the University of Genova, Italy, and a research associate at INFN.
He started his career in 1990 at Fermilab (charmonium physics on p-pbar accumulator) and SLAC
(CP violation at BaBar) and moved to underground physics at Gran Sasso in 1999, working mostly on neutrino physics (BOREXino and CUORE) and dark matter search (DARKSIDE). He’s been co-spokeperson of Borexino experiment since 2011 and P.I. of the ERC-funded SOX project. He has been the chair of the Commission II of INFN from 2014 to 2020 and is currently a member of the INFN Executive Board. He recently started to work for the DUNE project at FNAL. He is co-authorof 412 papers [inspire Jan. 2021].
This meeting will be held over Zoom. Please contact Teri Eskew ( for connection information.
Host: Karsten Heeger