Maurizio Pierini is a CERN physicist working on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). His main interest is in new phenomena — new particles, new forces, new dimensions — that could be unveiled by studying proton collisions at the LHC.
To this purpose, he proposed novel data taking solutions aimed at dealing with the LHC's big data problem: how to analyse O (100Million) collisions per second with a system designed to store 1000 events per second. At present, he is working on developing AI solutions for CMS.
In particular, he is dreaming of an AI algorithm that could identify previously unseen phenomena as anomalies in the collected data, which could change the way we understand how the universe works.