Simone Marzani



Personal Records


I was born in Milan (Italy) in 1981. I grew up in an area of the city called Baggio. I left Italy in 2005 and I have lived in the UK since then.  I spent three years in Scotland and I moved to Manchester, England in October 2008. If you want to contact me:


                                  Dr Simone Marzani         

                                  Particle Physics Group

                                  School of Physics and Astronomy
                                    University of Manchester
                                    Oxford Road
                                    Manchester, M13 9PL

                                  United Kingdom


or just send me an e-mail:



Current position


I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Particle Physics Group (University of Manchester)




I was a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh from September 2005 to September 2008, in the Particle Physics Theory group.

My studies were about particle physics at hadron colliders, such as the LHC at CERN. I focused on the phenomenology of strong interactions.

The title of my thesis is : “High Energy Resummation in Quantum Chromo-Dynamics”, under the supervision of Prof. Richard D. Ball.

I was an undergraduate student in physics at the University of Milan. In my final year I worked on a theoretical project about QCD, under the supervision of Prof. Stefano Forte. I went to school at Liceo Scientifico Vittorio Veneto, in Milan. Apparently it’s the oldest scientific high school in Italy.



Research Interests


I study particle physics and in particular the phenomenology of strong interactions at modern colliders. I try to understand the physics of quarks and gluons at a very high accuracy. Here in Manchester I am working with Jeff Forshaw, trying to understand how the emission of soft gluons affects physical observables, which will be measured at LHC early run. I also collaborate with Richard Ball (Edinburgh University), Stefano Forte and Alessandro Vicini (Milan University) on high-energy resummation. 

You can find a list of my scientific publications here.


Other Interests


In 2005 I worked as a scientific animator in the Science and Technology Museum “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan.