Roberto Carlin (centre), the new CMS spokesperson surrounded by his two deputies Patricia McBride and Luca Malgeri (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)
On 1 September 2018, a new spokesperson and two deputies took over at the helm of the CMS experiment for a period of two years. The new team will lead the CMS Experiment through an important period that will include analysis of the CMS 2018 data and the full 13-TeV dataset, the Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) activities, which involve completing Phase 1 upgrades and beginning Phase 2 construction, and preparation for LHC Run 3.
Roberto Carlin (CMS Spokesperson 2018–2020) studied Physics at the University of Padova, Italy. In 1989 he received his PhD in physics with the experiments PS170 at CERN and Fenice at Frascati (Italy). In 1986 he had started contributing to the ZEUS experiment at the electron-proton collider HERA at DESY (Hamburg, Germany) working on the development of the barrel-rear muon detector, later becoming project manager of the detector. Subsequently, he became trigger coordinator of the experiment, co-project manager for the construction of the new silicon vertex detector and finally deputy spokesperson of ZEUS from 2003 to 2005. Roberto then joined the CMS group of Padova, to work on the installation and commissioning of the Drift Tube muon detector and later to coordinate its initial running as deputy project manager. From 2012 to 2015 he was the trigger coordinator, and from September 2016 to August 2018 the deputy spokesperson of CMS. Roberto is currently a full professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova.
Patricia McBride (CMS Deputy Spokesperson 2018–2020) is a distinguished scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. She has been a member of CMS since 2005. During the startup of CMS, she served as deputy computing coordinator for five years. For the last four years, she was the head of the Fermilab Particle Physics division and previously she led Fermilab’s scientific-computing programme as deputy head of the Computing division during 2007–2011. She also served as the leader of the Fermilab CMS Center and managed the US CMS Operations Program. She received her PhD in physics from Yale University. She has served as chair of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society (APS) and was a member of two of the APS committees. She was elected an APS Fellow and an AAAS Fellow in 2010. She has been involved in several international committees.
Luca Malgeri (CMS Deputy Spokesperson 2018-2020) is a CERN senior researcher since 2007. He got his PhD in high-energy physics in 1996 at University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a thesis on the L3 experiment. During his CERN fellowship on the L3 experiment he contributed to the first- and second-level triggers and he led the analysis group in charge of W-boson physics studies. He also contributed to the FAST experiment, designing the DAQ system and the online/offline analysis framework as well as leading the systematics studies. After a post-doctoral position at University of Geneva, Luca joined CMS in 2003 as CERN staff. In CMS he contributed to the electromagnetic calorimeter’s calibration during the commissioning phase. He then moved to the coordination of the Detector Performance Groups as deputy run coordinator. He was deputy physics coordinator and later physics coordinator of CMS in the period 2012–2015. He was appointed deputy upgrade coordinator until 2017.