Research Director, INFN; INFN PI, SQMS
Areas of Expertise: Quantum Devices, HEP Physics, Quantum Sensing, Astroparticle Physics, Electronics
Thrust: Technology, Science
In the last 30 years, Valter Bonvicini dedicated a significant part of his research activity to experiments devoted to antimatter and dark matter search in cosmic radiation and to the study of the isotopic composition of cosmic rays. He has also worked on the application of the technologies developed for HEP and astroparticle experiments to interdisciplinary research: medical physics (diagnostic imaging, particularly mammography), dosimetry onboard manned stations in space and the effects of cosmic radiation on the visual and nervous human systems. From 2014 to 2021, he chaired the 5th INFN National Scientific Committee (CSN5), which coordinates the technological and interdisciplinary research of INFN. In this capacity, he promoted and supervised the R&D in those sectors of Quantum Information Science that are more relevant and strategic to the INFN scientific mission, that is quantum computing and quantum sensing. Within SQMS, he is the PI of the INFN team since January 2022.