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Michele Piero Blago
College: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany
Home: Heidelberg, Germany
Mentor: Ornella Palamara
Who I am: I am currently in the last stage of my physics Master programme at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany. In the past years, I had the opportunity to take part in particle physics and detector physics projects at University College London, TRIUMF in Canada, and at CERN, where I spent the past year working on the LHCb RICH detector upgrade.
I am fascinated by the technological possibilities that allow testing and expanding the fundamental theory of particle physics, the Standard Model. Developing and pushing novel technologies to make new discoveries possible is a major motivation for me. In particular, I enjoy working on computer simulations since they require a good understanding of the underlying physical processes.