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Rita Giuffredi


PhD student, Science, Cognition and Technology, University of Bologna (2013-).


CERN (Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire)
Bld. 27-1-026
Route de Meyrin
CH-1211 Geneva 23

Education and training

November 2013 – : PhD in “Science, Cognition and Technology”, Università di Bologna – PhD student at CERN (Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire, Geneva, Switzerland)

Research activity on the relationship between science and democracy, especially in the context of the European Union.

The research work is taking place at CERN, thanks to a Doctoral Studentship in the frame of the European FP7 Marie Curie Project PicoSEC ITN, devoted to the training of young researchers in the field of the development of ultra-fast photon detectors for medical (PET) and high Energy Physics (accelerator detectors) applications.

October 2011 – February 2014: Master in Comunicazione della Scienza - Post M.Sc. Degree in Science Communication at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy)

Thesis: Costruire l'Europa comunicando la scienza - I Programmi Quadro per la ricerca e l'integrazione europea (Building Europe communicating science - The Framework Programmes for research and the European integration); supervisor: Prof. Mariachiara Tallacchini.

October 2006 - March 2010: Laurea specialistica in scienze fisiche -  Master's Degree in Physics at Università degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)

Particle physics curriculum.

Thesis: Candidati di materia oscura ai collider e+ – e- (Dark Matter candidates at e+ – e- colliders); supervisors: Prof. Guido Montagna, Prof. Oreste Nicrosini.

September 2002 - October 2006: Laurea in fisica - Bachelor's Degree in Physics at Università degli studi di Parma (Italy)

Thesis: Acustica del pianoforte: stato dell'arte; acquisizione e analisi dei primi dati su di uno strumento particolare (The Acoustics of the piano: state of the art; data acquiring and analysis on a particular instrument, acoustical analysis on A. Toscanini's piano, preserved at “Conservatorio A. Boito” in Parma); supervisors: Prof. Cesare Bucci, Dr. Gianni Antonioli, Dr. Remo Reverberi.

Professional experience

June 2012 – October 2013: Assistant for communication and administration of the European FP7 Marie Curie Project PicoSEC-MCNet at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland).

Assistant of the Network Coordinator of the FP7 Marie Curie PicoSEC: assistance to the coordination of the Network, distributed over six European countries and involving eleven Companies and Academia; planning and realization of the communication strategy.


Relationship of science with democracy, European Union integration and scientific research policy, knowledge societies, innovation driven research policy, communication of science, narratives and representations of science.

Linguistic competences

Italian (native), English, French (beginner).

Computer skills

Office software packages (MS, Open and Google online); creative software packages (Adobe Suite, Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus); programming tools (LaTeX, basic C++, web development in php, xhtml and css as well as through CMS packages).


Choir conduction, singing, playing piano, gardening, cooking.