Riccardo Catena

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Fysik, Subatomär fysik och plasmafysik

My name is Riccardo Catena, Assistant Professor and leader of a research group consisting of 1 postdoc, 1 PhD student and 3 master students at the Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden. I received the habilitation (venia legendi) at the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 2014 and was promoted to oavlönad docent at Chalmers in 2016. Habilitation and "docentur" represent the highest levels of pedagogical qualification in Germany and Sweden, respectively. Since 2017, I am an elected member of the board of the Section for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics of the Swedish Physical Society. My research is funded by an individual research project grant of the Swedish Research Council, and by a Wallenberg Academy Foundation research grant (PI: Prof. Jan Conrad, Stockholm University).​My field of research is astroparticle physics – the area of basic science lying at the interface of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. My contributions to this field range from the theoretical modelling of physical systems or phenomena which cannot be described by the Standard Model of particle physics, to the interpretation of cosmological and astrophysical data on the origin, composition and evolution of our Universe and of its constituents. Currently, my research focuses on one of the major unsolved mysteries in modern physics: dark matter. There is incontrovertible evidence for the presence of invisible mass, or dark matter, in our Universe. Evidence is based on the observation of unexpected gravitational effects in extremely different physical systems, including galaxies, galaxy clusters, the Cosmic Microwave Background and the large scale structure of the Universe. While the European space satellite Planck has conclusively shown that dark matter constitutes about 85% of all matter in the Universe, its nature remains a mystery. What is dark matter made of? Addressing this question, I am especially interested in modelling the microscopic properties of dark matter, in computing their observable consequences, and in designing strategies to experimentally test them. My complete list of publications can be found​ here​​​

Källa: chalmers.se

Visar 17 publikationer

2019

Limits on dark matter effective field theory parameters with CRESST-II

G. Angloher, P. Bauer, A. Bento et al
European Physical Journal C. Vol. 79 (1)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

J-factors for self-interacting dark matter in 20 dwarf spheroidal galaxies

Sebastian Bergstrom, Riccardo Catena, Andrea Chiappo et al
Physical Review D. Vol. 98 (4)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

Compatibility of a dark matter discovery at XENONnT or LZ with the WIMP thermal production mechanism

Riccardo Catena, Jan Conrad, Martin Krauss
Physical Review D. Vol. 97 (10)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

Direct detection of fermionic and vector dark matter with polarised targets

Riccardo Catena, Kåre Fridell, Vanessa Zema
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2018 (11)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

Dark matter spin determination with directional direct detection experiments

Riccardo Catena, Martin Krauss, Jan Conrad et al
Physical Review D. Vol. 97 (2)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

Determining dark matter properties with a XENONnT/LZ signal and LHC Run 3 monojet searches

Sebastian Baum, Riccardo Catena, Jan Conrad et al
Physical Review D. Vol. 97 (8)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

New constraints on inelastic dark matter from IceCube

Riccardo Catena, Fredrik Hellström
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2018 (10)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2018

Halo-independent comparison of direct detection experiments in the effective theory of dark matter-nucleon interactions

Riccardo Catena, Alejandro Ibarra, Andreas Rappelt et al
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2018 (7)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2017

Ab initio nuclear response functions for dark matter searches

Daniel Gazda, Riccardo Catena, Christian Forssen
Physical Review D. Vol. 95 (10), p. Article Number: 103011-
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2017

WIMP capture and annihilation in the Earth in effective theories

Riccardo Catena
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2017 (1), p. Art no 059-
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2017

Signatures of Earth-scattering in the direct detection of Dark Matter

Bradley J. Kavanagh, Riccardo Catena, C. Kouvaris
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2017 (1), p. 012-
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2016

DAMA confronts null searches in the effective theory of dark matter-nucleon interactions

Riccardo Catena, Alejandro Ibarra, Sebastian Wild
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2016 (5), p. Art. no. 039-
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2016

WIMP capture by the Sun in the effective theory of dark matter self-interactions

Riccardo Catena, Axel Widmark
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. Vol. 2016 (12), p. Article number 016-
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2016

New spectral features from bound dark matter

Riccardo Catena, C. Kouvaris
Physical Review D. Vol. 94 (2)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2016

Direct Detection of Dark Matter Bound to the Earth

Riccardo Catena, Chris Kouvaris
Physical Review D. Vol. 96 (6), p. 063012-
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
2016

Phenomenology of dark matter-nucleon effective interactions

Riccardo Catena
Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 718 (4), p. 248179-
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Visar 2 forskningsprojekt

2019–2022

Empirisk bestämning av mörka materians spinn

Riccardo Catena Subatomär fysik och plasmafysik
Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

2014–2019

Discovering Dark Matter Particles in the Laboratory

Christian Forssen Subatomär fysik och plasmafysik
Riccardo Catena Subatomär fysik och plasmafysik
Daniel Gazda Subatomär fysik och plasmafysik
Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse

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