Sergio Cittolin

Management of the CMS experiment, CERN


Bio as of April 2009

Sergio Cittolin has been involved in the design and implementation of trigger and readout systems applied to high energy physics experiments since 1970. Born in 1944. He studied physics at Padova University. After his degree in1967 he started working in fixed target experiments at CERN as member of the Padova INFN group. In 1975 he joined CERN as applied physicist attached to the data acquisition group in the Nuclear Physics division. He took an active part in the implementation and support of the trigger and data acquisition systems of experiments at PS, ISR and SPS developing general-purpose hardware/software tools for on-line data handling (VideoTape, CDU, CAVIAR, MacVee). In 1978 he joined the UA1 group led by C. Rubbia. In UA1 he has been responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the trigger, data acquisition and control systems largely based on the emerging microprocessor and data processing technologies. From 1989 to 1994 he has been involved in the research and development of new technologies to be applied to the data communication and data processing of future LHC experiments and from 1994 to 2008 he has led the design and construction of the CMS trigger, data acquisition and control systems. He has served as referee of LEP, VIRGO and LHC experiments; he has been member of the Frascati National Laboratory scientific committee. He participated to the management of the CMS experiment since its proposal up to the operation with first circulating beam in 2008.