Bio as of April 2009
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.