Isabella Masina

Portrait of Isabella Masina

Adjunct Professor



Short CV


  • October 1993 to July 1997: Laurea (110/110 cum laude) in Physics at the University of Ferrara. Neutrino-Electron Interaction. Supervisor: Prof. G. Fiorentini.
  • September 1999: Diploma in Harp at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica 'C. Pollini', Padova (Italy).
  • December 1997 to December 2000: PhD in Physics at the University of Padova. The Problem of Neutrino Masses in the Extensions of the Standard Model. Supervisor: Prof. F. Feruglio.


  • January 2001 to May 2003: Post-doc position at the Service de Physique Théorique (SPhT) of the Commisariat á l’Energie Atomique (CEA-Saclay, France). Inviting scientist: Prof. C.A. Savoy.
  • June 2003 to June 2006: Grant of the Centro Studi e Ricerche "E. Fermi" (Rome, Italy) hosted by 'La Sapienza' University (Rome, Italy). Inviting scientist: Prof. G. Martinelli.
  • September 2006 to August 2008: CERN fellow, PH-TH Division (Geneva, Switzerland).
  • November 2008 to present: Researcher at the Physics Dept. of the University of Ferrara (Italy).
  • 2009-2014 Adjunct Professor at CP³-Origins, University of Southern Denmark.

Research Interests

I am interested in particle physics beyond the Standard Model and in astro-particle physics. In particular, I am interested in model building beyond the Standard Model (in frameworks like grandunification, technicolor, supersymmetry, ...), with a special emphasis on the fermion mass problems (origin, flavour and CP violations, neutrino phenomenology, ...). As for astro-particle issues, I am mainly concerned with: matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe, dark matter and CMB anisotropies.