Lina Galtieri

Summary

Angela (Lina) Barbaro-Galtieri (born 1934) is a retired Italian and American particle physicist. Working at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she assisted Luis Walter Alvarez in his Nobel Prize winning research using a bubble chamber to discover new particles, and she later participated in the discovery of the top quark.[1]

Education and career

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Galtieri was born on October 23, 1934, in Palmi, Calabria. She studied in the Marconi Institute of Physics at Sapienza University of Rome, completing her doctorate there in 1957.[2]

After working as an assistant at Sapienza University, she moved to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1961. She co-directed the Particle Data Group from 1963 to 1974. In 1994, she became head of the lab's CDF Project, associated with the Collider Detector at Fermilab.[2] She retired in 2005.[3]

Recognition

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In 1984, Galtieri was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), after a nomination from the APS Division of Particles and Fields, "for contributions to the discovery and measurements of properties of both light and heavy quark resonances."[4]

Personal life

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Galtieri competed in track and field in high school. After retiring, Galtieri became active in mountaineering and long-distance running, including climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro and Toubkal, trips to the base camps of Mount Everest and K2, a hike circling Mont Blanc, and several runs in the Bay to Breakers footrace.[3]

References

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  1. ^ "Physicist Helped Discover Particles", Women's History Month, Today at Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, March 31, 2006, archived from the original on 2008-09-25
  2. ^ a b Curriculum vitae, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, December 2000, retrieved 2022-08-06
  3. ^ a b Troutman, Keri (May 17, 2016), "Lina Galtieri Adds Bay to Breakers to Her Impressive Fitness Repertoire", Today at Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, retrieved 2022-08-06
  4. ^ "Fellows nominated in 1984 by the Division of Particles and Fields", APS Fellows archive, American Physical Society, retrieved 2022-08-06
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