Speaker's short bio: Dr. Manuela Cirilli
Manuela Cirilli joined CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Group in 2010, as Technical Coordinator of a EU-funded project on medical imaging, and she was appointed Section Leader for Medical Applications in 2016. She is also Chair of CERN’s Medical Applications Project Forum.
Manuela holds a PhD in Particle Physics from the “Scuola Normale Superiore” in Pisa, Italy, as well as a Master in Science Communication and Journalism from the University of Ferrara, Italy. She is co-author of more than 320 peer-reviewed publications, including the article on the discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS collaboration.
In parallel to her scientific career, Manuela has been engaging in science communication and popularisation since the early 2000s, for a variety of audiences and stakeholders of all ages. She is also a teacher and coach in science communication, science writing, and public speaking.