Bio
Title:
Professor
Division:
The Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Division
Office:
Κτήριο Γ', 2ος όροφος
Address:
Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών, Τμήμα Φυσικής
Phone:
+30 2610 996081
Email:
magda@physics.upatras.gr
Hours Availability:
Τετάρτη 15.00-17.00, Παρασκευή 12.00-13.00 (παρακαλείστε να να με ενημερώνετε προηγουμένως με e-mail)
Courses
Short Bio
CURRICULUM VITAE
NAME:           Smaragda LOLA                             NATIONALITY: Greek
E-MAIL:         magda@physics.upatras.gr
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)
1993-2004:     University of Heidelberg and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
2004-2009:     Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Patras University.
2009-         :   Professor 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.
RECENT FELLOWSHIPS-AWARDS:
1.      Four year European FP6 Marie Curie Excellence Grant  for the creation of a research team in Patras. A PhD student and three post-doctoral researchers have been funded under this programme (2005-2009).
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).
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:
89 publications in journals and international conference proceedings, cited ~4500 times in the literature (h-index 31).
Has given 60 (mostly invited) talks in conferences and workshops. In addition, ~15 articles and ~15 participations in international workshops on European Science Policy Issues.
INTERVIEWS:
– 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).
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
– Undergraduate Courses: Particle Physics I and II, Astroparticle Physics, Quantum Mechanics II.
– Graduate Courses: Advanced Classical Mechanics, Particle Physics and Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory.
– PhD studentsP. Naranjo (2006 – 2010),  N.E. Bomark (2008 – 2011).
– Teaching at the University of Heidelberg and series of lectures in several Universities and International Schools.
 
MOST KNOWN PUBLICATIONS (100+ citations):
1) “Pursuing interpretations of the HERA large Q 2  data”, G. Altarelli, J. Ellis, G. Giudice, S. Lola, M. Mangano, Nucl. Phys. B506 (1997) 3.
2) “Can neutrinos be degenerate in mass?”, J. Ellis, S. Lola, Phys.Lett. B458 (1999) 310.
3) “Neutrino textures in the light of Super-Kamiokande data and a realistic string model”, J. Ellis, G. Leontaris, S. Lola (CERN), D. Nanopoulos, Eur.Phys.J. C9 (1999) 389.
4) “Charged lepton flavor violation in the light of the Super-Kamiokande data”, J. Ellis, M. Gomez, G. Leontaris, S. Lola, D. Nanopoulos,  Eur.Phys.J. C14 (2000) 319.
5) “TESLA: The Superconducting electron positron linear collider with an integrated x-ray laser laboratory”, Part 3. Physics at an e+ e- linear collider , J.A. Aguilar-Saavedra et al., ECFA-2001-209 (2001), e-Print: arXiv:0106315 [hep-ph].
6) “CP violation in the minimal supersymmetric seesaw model”,  J. Ellis (CERN), J.Hisano, S. Lola, M. Raidal, Nucl.Phys. B621 (2002) 208.
7) “International Linear Collider Reference Design Report”, Vol. 2: Physics at the ILC,” (2007), eprint: arXiv:0709.1893 [hep-ph].
8) “ILC Reference Design Report: ILC Global Design Effort and World Wide Study”, J. Brau et al., FERMILAB-DESIGN-2007-03 (2007), e-Print: arXiv:0712.1950 [physics.acc-ph].
9)  “Physics at a future Neutrino Factory and super-beam facility”, A. Bandyopadhyay et al., Rept. Prog..Phys. 72 (2009) 106201.

SELECTED REDENT PUBLICATIONS:
1) “Suppression of Lepton Flavour Violation from Quantum Corrections above M GUT”, M.E. Gomez, S. Lola, P. Naranjo, J. Rodriguez-Quintero, JHEP 1006 (2010) 053.
2) “Photon, Neutrino and Charged Particle Spectra from R-violating Gravitino Decays”, N.-E. Bomark, S. Lola, P. Osland, A.R. Raklev, Phys. Lett. B686 (2010) 152.
3) “Gravitino dark matter and R-violating SUSY searches”, S. Lola, Fortschr. Phys. 59 (2011) 1093.
4) “Searches for lepton flavour violation at a Linear Collider”, E. Carquın, J. Ellis, M.E. Gomez and S. Lola, JHEP 11 (2011) 050.
5) “Flavour Structure of R-violating Neutralino Decays at the LHC”, N.E. Bomark, D.Choudhury, S. Lola and P. Osland, JHEP 1107 (2011) 070.
6) “Neutrino textures and charged lepton flavour violation in light of θ13 , MEG and LHC data”, M. Cannoni, J. Ellis, M. E. Gomez, S. Lola, Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 075005.
7) “Long lived charginos in Natural SUSY?”, N. -E. Bomark, A. Kvellestad, S. Lola, P. Osland, A.R. Raklev, JHEP 1405 (2014) 007.

Research Activities
ΠΙΟ ΓΝΩΣΤΕΣ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΕΥΣΕΙΣ (100+ αναφορές):
1) “Pursuing interpretations of the HERA large Q 2  data”, G. Altarelli, J. Ellis, G. Giudice, S. Lola, M. Mangano, Nucl. Phys. B506 (1997) 3.
2) “Can neutrinos be degenerate in mass?”, J. Ellis, S. Lola, Phys.Lett. B458 (1999) 310.
3) “Neutrino textures in the light of Super-Kamiokande data and a realistic string model”, J. Ellis, G. Leontaris, S. Lola (CERN), D. Nanopoulos, Eur.Phys.J. C9 (1999) 389.
4) “Charged lepton flavor violation in the light of the Super-Kamiokande data”, J. Ellis, M. Gomez, G. Leontaris, S. Lola, D. Nanopoulos,  Eur.Phys.J. C14 (2000) 319.
5) “TESLA: The Superconducting electron positron linear collider with an integrated x-ray laser laboratory”, Part 3. Physics at an e+ e- linear collider , J.A. Aguilar-Saavedra et al., ECFA-2001-209 (2001), e-Print: arXiv:0106315 [hep-ph].
6) “CP violation in the minimal supersymmetric seesaw model”,  J. Ellis (CERN), J.Hisano, S. Lola, M. Raidal, Nucl.Phys. B621 (2002) 208.
7) “International Linear Collider Reference Design Report”, Vol. 2: Physics at the ILC,” (2007), eprint: arXiv:0709.1893 [hep-ph].
8) “ILC Reference Design Report: ILC Global Design Effort and World Wide Study”, J. Brau et al., FERMILAB-DESIGN-2007-03 (2007), e-Print: arXiv:0712.1950 [physics.acc-ph].
9)  “Physics at a future Neutrino Factory and super-beam facility”, A. Bandyopadhyay et al., Rept. Prog..Phys. 72 (2009) 106201.

ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗ ΠΡΟΣΦΑΤΩΝ ΔΗΜΟΣΙΕΥΣΕΩΝ:
1) “Suppression of Lepton Flavour Violation from Quantum Corrections above M GUT”, M.E. Gomez, S. Lola, P. Naranjo, J. Rodriguez-Quintero, JHEP 1006 (2010) 053.
2) “Photon, Neutrino and Charged Particle Spectra from R-violating Gravitino Decays”, N.-E. Bomark, S. Lola, P. Osland, A.R. Raklev, Phys. Lett. B686 (2010) 152.
3) “Gravitino dark matter and R-violating SUSY searches”, S. Lola, Fortschr. Phys. 59 (2011) 1093.
4) “Searches for lepton flavour violation at a Linear Collider”, E. Carquın, J. Ellis, M.E. Gomez and S. Lola, JHEP 11 (2011) 050.
5) “Flavour Structure of R-violating Neutralino Decays at the LHC”, N.E. Bomark, D.Choudhury, S. Lola and P. Osland, JHEP 1107 (2011) 070.
6) “Neutrino textures and charged lepton flavour violation in light of θ13 , MEG and LHC data”, M. Cannoni, J. Ellis, M. E. Gomez, S. Lola, Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 075005.
7) “Long lived charginos in Natural SUSY?”, N. -E. Bomark, A. Kvellestad, S. Lola, P. Osland, A.R. Raklev, JHEP 1405 (2014) 007.