Pasquale Serpico, lauréat du Prix Friedel-Volterra 2022

To honor the memory of Vito Volterra and Jacques Friedel, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) together with the Société Française de Physique (SFP), awards a prize for a physicist involved in some Italian-French collaboration, in recognition of distinguished work in Physics research carried out within the past 10 years.

The prize is jointly established in 2016 by the two Societies with the aim to commemorate the two eminent scientists as well as to strengthen the relationship between the two Societies. The prize will be awarded on an annual basis and will be alternatively announced by the SIF and SFP, respectively.


Doctor Pasquale Dario Serpico, born in 1980, is a brilliant theoretical astroparticle physicist who is research director at CNRS and currently head of the astroparticle & cosmology group at LAPTh (Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-vieux de Physique Théorique). Prior to arrival in France, Pasquale Dario Serpico completed undergraduated and master studies at the University of Naples (Italy), followed by a PhD at the Technical University of Munich (Germany), and postdocs at Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Munich), Fermilab (Batavia, Illinois-USA), and CERN (Geneva, Switzerland).

He applies particle physics to the understanding of astrophysics and cosmology, and studies the implications of observations at these large scales for new physics searches. His world-reference calculations involving primordial big bang nucleosynthesis and the cosmic neutrino background are particularly noteworthy. He had important contributions on astrophysical sources of antimatter, and set new standards in the uncertainties assessment for precision cosmic ray calculations. He has been involved in innovative modeling and calculation techniques, applying these tools both to astrophysics and to the quest for identifying the mysterious dark matter of the universe. He has also dealt with neutrinos in dense media, elucidating conceptually interesting phenomena and characterising interesting signatures for future supernova neutrino detection.  The French and the Italian Physical Societies congratulate Pasquale Dario Serpico for all these scientific activities in particle cosmology and high-energy astroparticle physics,  and for having been an important driving force fostering scientific collaborations in this field in France, Italy and worldwide.


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