Prof. Dr. Giulia Zanderighi


Particle Physics

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Zanderighi is an internationally recognised expert in the field of collider phenomenology. This theoretical discipline investigates elementary particles and their fundamental interactions, using mathematical methods and calculations. These play a central role in particle physics: the greater the precision with wich theoretical physicists calculate the behaviour of elementary particles, the more information can be deduced from the data obtainable in accelerator experiments.

Prof. Zanderighi was born 1974 in Milan. She studied physics at the University of Milan and earned her doctorate from the University in Pavia. She pursued her career as a postdoc at the IPPP in Durham and Fermilab in Batavia. 2005, she became a fellow in the theoretical department at CERN, followed by a position as a lecturer at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College in 2007. 2010 she was a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford. 2019 she became a director at the MPP and in 2021 she became TUM Professor.


  • Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorship at the TUM (2021)
  • ERC Consolidator Grant (2013)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis by the Humboldt-Foundation (2012)
  • Appointment as Professor of Physics as part of the Recognition of Distinction exercise of the University of Oxford (2010)
  • STFC Advanced Fellowship (2007)

Fully Differential Vector-Boson-Fusion Higgs Production at Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order; Matteo Cacciari (Diderot U., Paris & Paris, LPTHE & CERN), Frédéric A. Dreyer (Paris, LPTHE & CERN), Alexander Karlberg (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.), Gavin P. Salam (CERN), Giulia Zanderighi (CERN & Oxford U., Theor. Phys.); Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 139901 (2018).


How bright is the proton? A precise determination of the photon parton distribution function; Aneesh Manohar (CERN & UC, San Diego), Paolo Nason (INFN, Milan Bicocca), Gavin P. Salam (CERN), Giulia Zanderighi (CERN & Oxford U., Theor. Phys.); Jul 14, 2016. 6 pp., Phys.Rev.Lett. 117 (2016) no.24, 242002.


NNLOPS simulation of Higgs boson production; Keith Hamilton (University Coll. London & CERN), Paolo Nason (INFN, Milan Bicocca), Emanuele Re, Giulia Zanderighi (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.). Aug 30, 2013. 25 pp.; JHEP 1310 (2013); 222 MCNET-13-11, CERN-PH-TH-2013-205, OUTP-13-18P.


Higgs and Z-boson production with a jet veto; Andrea Banfi (Freiburg U.), Pier Francesco Monni (Zurich U.), Gavin P. Salam (CERN & Princeton U. & Paris, LPTHE), Giulia Zanderighi (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.). Jun 2012. 14 pp.; Phys.Rev.Lett. 109 (2012) 202001.


One-loop calculations in quantum field theory: from Feynman diagrams to unitarity cuts; R. Keith Ellis (Fermilab), Zoltan Kunszt (Zurich, ETH), Kirill Melnikov (Johns Hopkins U.), Giulia Zanderighi (Oxford U., Theor. Phys.). May 2011. 157 pp.; Phys.Rept. 518 (2012) 141-250.