Manuela Venturi

Manuela Venturi is a research assistant at the University of Victoria (British Columbia). She is originally from Florence (Italy). She joined ATLAS in 2009, while doing her Master’s at the University of Roma Tor Vergata, and has been happy of that choice ever since. Together with the rest of the team, she searched for and discovered the Higgs boson. She likes to walk, run, dance, cook, write, read and the colour pink.

A summer evening in the ATLAS control room

The sun has already set over Geneva when I finally walk out from the ATLAS control room. We have been waiting for beams to be injected into the machine since the early hours of the afternoon, but without much success so far. Just a regular day for the most ambitious particle accelerator mankind has ever built, but a pretty boring afternoon for our entire shift crew.

Read more →