NAME: Smaragda LOLA NATIONALITY: Greek
E-MAIL: email@example.com WEB PAGE: http://home.cern.ch/~magda
ADDRESS: Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Patras, 26500 Patras, GR
STUDIES & WORK EXPERIENCE:
1979-1985: Secondary Education at the “Varvakios School of Athens”, a special high school with intensive curriculum.
1985-1989: Physics degree, with first class honors from the University of Athens.
1989-1993: PhD in Physics, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. G.G.Ross (Thesis topic: Particle Physics and Cosmology)
1993-1995: Post-doctoral researcher with teaching duties, University of Heidelberg.
1996-1998: Marie Curie Fellow at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
1998-2000: CERN Fellow
2001-2004: CERN Staff Member (Managerial duties as a Deputy Group Leader for international recruitment and for European projects, with parallel continuation of research activities.
11/04-todate: Associate Professorship at the Department of Physics, Patras University.
Short-term visitor in several Universities and Research Institutes. Has been Secretary General of the Marie Curie Fellowship Association (MCFA) and Coordinator of its Science Policy activities.
1. Team Leader of a four year European FP6 Marie Curie Excellence Grant of 800,000 EUR, for the creation of a research team in Patras. A PhD student and three post-doctoral researchers have been funded under this programme.
2. Representing Patras University in the European Networks UNIVERSENET for research in Particle Physics and Cosmology (2006-2010).
3. Representing Patras University in the European Networks HEPTOOLS, on the development of new tools for collider searches and particular focus at the LHC (2006-2010).
4. EPAN funding (Greek national funding) for research visits to CERN (2005-2006).
5. A Return Marie Curie Fellowship (2000, classified 1st in physics and 4th in all disciplines among ~1100 applicants; grant not used, due to CERN staff position).
6. CERN fellowship at the Theory Division (1998-2000).
7. A two-year Marie Curie Fellowship (1996-1998) for research at CERN.
8. A short PPARC (Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council of Britain) funded Research Associateship (June 1996).
9. A two-year fellowship from the German Research Council, DFG (Deutsches Forschungs Gemeinschaft) (1993-1995).
10. The Greek State Scholarships Foundation grant for graduate studies in Cosmology, awarded after written examinations (1991-1993).
11. A NATO fellowship for graduate studies in physics (1991), not used due to the award of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation grant.
12. `Bodosaki fellowship' for graduate studies in particle physics (1990).
13. The Greek State Scholarships Foundation prize for each academic year of undergraduate studies.
14. `Papadaki Fellowship', (1987-1989) for undergraduate studies, after written examinations.
MAIN RESEARCH AREAS:
· Neutrino masses and mixings, in relevance to the generic fermion mass problem.
· Theoretical study of Beyond the Standard Model Physics.
· Collider searches for new particles and interactions in the framework of several extensions of the Standard Models with emphasis on R-violating supersymmetry. Collaboration with both with theorists and experimentalists (for work related to LEP,HERA,Tevatron,LHC, but also future Linear and Muon Colliders).
· Cosmology, with emphasis on the evolution of density perturbations and structure formation, phase transitions, dark matter, leptogenesis-baryogenesis.
· Non-perturbative study of phase transitions using field theoretical methods and renormalisation-group techniques.
PUBLICATIONS, CITATIONS AND CONFERENCES:
80 publications in journals and international conference proceedings, cited ~3120times in the literature. 7 publications have received more than 100 citations, and 9 between 50 and 100 citations (with average number of citations per paper ~45 and h-index 28).
Hasgiven 50 (mostly invited) talks in conferences and workshops. In addition, ~10 articles and ~15 participations in international workshops on European Science Policy Issues.
§ Interview for “European Researchers Book”, European Commission, DG Research 2006 (the book contains interviews and biographies of 30 researchers that were selected by the European Commission).
§ Interview for 2005 MESSENGER Project (Media, Science & Society - Engagement & Governance in Europe).
§ “Try your hand in a foreign land”, S. Lola, invited article and interview in Physics World, December 2004.
§ Interview for “New World”, Melbourne, February 2004.
§ “Nature”, Vol.423, 1 May 2003, p. 99 (brief interview with several Marie Curie Fellows).
§ Undergraduate Courses: Particle Physics I and II, Quantum Mechanics II.
§ Graduate Courses: Advanced Classical Mechanics, Particle Physics and Cosmology.
§ PhD students: P. Naranjo (2005 - ), E. Tzelati (2007 - ), N.E. Bomark (2008 -).
§ 2 years of teaching at the University of Heidelberg, in 4th year undergraduate courses (Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics).
§ Series of lectures in several Universities and International Schools.
§ Referee for the following journals: Physical Review Letters, Physics Letters B, Physical Review D, Nuclear Physics B, Astroparticle Physics, International Journal of Modern Physics, Modern Physics Letters.
§ Regular Referee of the European Commission for the Framework Programmes FP6 and FP7.
§ Since 2007, member of the Evaluation Committee for the Post-Graduate Scholarships of the Irish Research Council.