Irene Bolognino

Dr Irene Bolognino

Research Associate

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am lecturer and I am the first female academic in particle physics at the University of Adelaide. I have always been interested in STEM disciplines I have a strong background in astroparticle physics, from cosmic rays to gamma astronomy, from neutrinos to dark matter.
I have also gained years of experience in industry, aerospace and defence and automotive, with which I still have lots connections.
I am a member of the Australian Institute of Physics and a member of the Mentoring committee at the Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter and Particle Physics.

I am astroparticle physicist. Astroparticle physics covers three main topics that are dark matter, cosmic rays and neutrinos that are correlated each other. My research activities encompass all these fields, I have worked in different foreign institutes, and in different countries, in international collaborations.

I am currently focused on:

  • Direct detection of Dark Matter (SABRE and Cygnus experiments). 
  • Neutrinos (IceCube experiment).

with both hardware and software tasks. There is the possibility for students to be co-supervised by international supervisors and spend time abroad. 

Below two links about my recent activities: I was interviewed by the COSMOS magazine about my work and I gave a public lecture for the Astronomical Society of South Australia:

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2023 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Visitor Scientist University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2020 Post Doctoral Research Fellow Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et des Technologies Associées
    2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Milan
    2013 - 2017 ICT Project Manager on Data Management & Process Integration KPMG
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 University of Pavia Italy PhD (Astroparticle Physics)
    2009 University of Turin Italy M.Sc. (Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics)
    2007 University of Turin Italy B.Sc (Physics)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2022 Leading Edge, Woman & Leadership Australia (WLA). Woman & Leadership Australia (WLA). Australia
    2019 Advance training on teaching techniques eCampus University Italy
    2019 Advanced Software Programming for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Particle Physics International School Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de physique des particules France
    2019 PHYSTAT-nu 2019 CERN Switzerland
    2018 Dark Matter Advanced Training Institute University of California, Los Angeles United States
    2017 Seminar on Software for Nuclear, Sub-nuclear and Applied Physics INFN Italy
    2016 Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) KPMG Italy
    2016 Business Intelligence Data Modelling and IT Skills Advanced KPMG Italy
    2016 Communication & Presentation Skills KPMG Italy
    2015 Advanced Project Management Skills KPMG Italy
    2014 Budgeting and Forecasting KPMG Italy
    2013 Six Sigma methodology: yellow belt KPMG Italy
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2022 ARC Dark Matter Centre's Collaboration and Values Award ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics Australia
    2009 Honourable Mention University of Turin Italy
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Barberio, E., Baroncelli, T., Bignell, L. J., Bolognino, I., Brooks, G., Dastgiri, F., . . . Zurowski, M. J. (2023). Simulation and background characterisation of the SABRE South experiment. The European Physical Journal C, 83(9), 878-1-878-16.
    DOI
    2022 Barberio, E., Baroncelli, T., Bignell, L. J., Bolognino, I., Brooks, G., Dastgiri, F., . . . Zurowski, M. J. (2022). The SABRE South experiment at the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory. Proceedings of Science, 414.
    2022 O'Hare, C. A. J., Loomba, D., Altenmüller, K., Álvarez-Pol, H., Amaro, F. D., Araújo, H. M., . . . Zettlemoyer, J. (2022). Recoil imaging for directional detection of dark matter, neutrinos, and
    physics beyond the Standard Model.
    2021 Antonello, M., Arnquist, I. J., Barberio, E., Baroncelli, T., Benziger, J., Bignell, L. J., . . . Zurowski, M. (2021). Characterization of SABRE crystal NaI-33 with direct underground counting. European Physical Journal C, 81(4), 299-1-299-11.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11
    2021 Abreu, Y., Amhis, Y., Arnold, L., Barber, G., Beaumont, W., Binet, S., . . . Yermia, F. (2021). SoLid: A short baseline reactor neutrino experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, 16(2), P02025.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS13
    2020 Bolognino, I. (2020). Study of the Influence of High Electric Field Variations on Cosmic Ray
    Flux detected by the ARGO-YBJ Experiment. Scientifica Acta, 6(1), 1973-5219.
    2019 Miramonti, L. (2019). Recent results on pp-chain solar neutrinos with the Borexino detector.
    2019 Antonello, M., Barberio, E., Baroncelli, T., Benziger, J., Bignell, L. J., Bolognino, I., . . . The SABRE Collaboration. (2019). Monte Carlo simulation of the SABRE PoP background. Astroparticle Physics, 106, 1-9.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS20
    2019 Antonello, M., Barberio, E., Baroncelli, T., Benziger, J., Bignell, L. J., Bolognino, I., . . . Xu, J. (2019). The SABRE project and the SABRE Proof-of-Principle. European Physical Journal C, 79(4), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus67 WoS61
    2019 Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., Basilico, D., . . . Tartaglia, R. (2019). Modulations of the cosmic muon signal in ten years of Borexino data. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2019(2), 30 pages.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21
    2018 Miramonti, L., Agostini, M., Altenmueller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., . . . Vishneva, A. (2018). Solar neutrinos spectroscopy with borexino phase-II. Universe, 4(11), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2014 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., Budano, A., . . . Zizzi, G. (2014). Radon contribution to single particle counts of the ARGO-YBJ detector. Radiation Measurements, 68, 42-48.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2014 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., Budano, A., . . . Zuo, X. (2014). Energy spectrum of cosmic protons and helium nuclei by a hybrid measurement at 4300 m a.s.l.. Chinese Physics C, 38(4), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS31
    2014 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., Budano, A., . . . Zizzi, G. (2014). Evidence of a geomagnetic effect on extensive air showers detected with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 89(5), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS4
    2013 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., Budano, A., . . . Zizzi, A. G. (2013). TeV gamma-ray survey of the northern sky using the ARGO-YBJ detector. Astrophysical Journal, 779(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS57
    2013 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., Budano, A., . . . Zizzi, G. (2013). Medium scale anisotropy in the TeV cosmic ray flux observed by ARGO-YBJ. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 88(8), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus76 WoS55
    2013 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., Budano, A., . . . Zhu, F. R. (2013). Observation of tev gamma rays from the unidentified source hess J1841-055 with the ARGO-YBJ Experiment. Astrophysical Journal, 767(2), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS23
    2012 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhou, X. X. (2012). Observation of the TeV gamma-ray source MGRO J1908+06 with ARGO-YBJ. Astrophysical Journal, 760(2), 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS35
    2012 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhou, X. X. (2012). Long-term monitoring of mrk 501 for its very high energy γ emission and a flare in 2011 october. Astrophysical Journal, 758(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS45
    2012 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhu, F. R. (2012). Light-component spectrum of the primary cosmic rays in the multi-TeV region measured by the ARGO-YBJ experiment. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(9), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS54
    2012 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhou, X. X. (2012). Observation of TeV gamma rays from the cygnus region with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 745(2), 5 pages.
    DOI Scopus65 WoS51
    2012 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhu, Q. Q. (2012). Measurement of the cosmic ray antiproton/proton flux ratio at TeV energies with the ARGO-YBJ detector. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 85(2), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS20
    2011 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhang, X. Y. (2011). Early warning for VHE gamma-ray flares with the ARGO-YBJ detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 659(1), 428-433.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
    2011 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhaxiciren. (2011). Observation of the cosmic ray moon shadowing effect with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 84(2), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus100 WoS62
    2011 Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., Bolognino, I., Branchini, P., . . . Zhang, X. Y. (2011). Long-term monitoring of the TeV emission from Mrk421 with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. Astrophysical Journal, 734(2), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus86 WoS60
    2011 Aielli, G., Bacci, C., Bartoli, B., Bernardini, P., Bi, X. J., Bleve, C., . . . Yuan, A. F. (2011). MEAN interplanetary magnetic field measurement using the ARGO-YBJ experiment. Astrophysical Journal, 729(2), 4 pages.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS26
    2011 Bolognino, I. (2011). Gamma astronomy with ARGO-YBJ. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 34(6), 348-349.
    DOI
    2011 Bolognino, I., Cattaneo, C., Giroletti, E., Liguori, G., & Salvini, P. (2011). Background radioactivity in the scaler mode technique of the Argo-YBJ detector. Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions, 7(3), 311-314.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Bolognino, I. (2020). Direct search of dark matter with the sabre experiment. In Proceedings of the 53rd Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2018 (pp. 319-322). online: Moriond.
    2019 Basilico, D., Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., . . . Unzhakov, E. (2019). Recent analysis of the Borexino experiment: Pp chain solar neutrino spectroscopy. In Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C Vol. 42 (pp. 3 pages). SOC ITALIANA FISICA.
    DOI
    2019 D'Imperio, G., Antonello, M., Barberio, E., Baroncelli, T., Benziger, J., Bignell, L. J., . . . Zurowski, M. (2019). The SABRE experiment for dark matter search. In Proceedings of Science Vol. 340.
    2013 Zeng, Y., Zhu, F. R., Jia, H. Y., Wu, C. Y., Bolognino, I., Giroletti, E., & Salvini, P. (2013). Correlation between cosmic ray flux and electric atmospheric field variations with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 Vol. 2013-October.
    Scopus1
    2011 Zhou, X., Ye, N., Zhu, F., Jia, H., Danzengluobu., Bolognino, I., . . . Giroletti, E. (2011). Observing the effect of the atmospheric electric field inside thunderstorms on the EAS with the ARGO-YBJ experiment. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 Vol. 11 (pp. 287-290).
    DOI Scopus4
    2011 Giroletti, E., Bolognino, I., Cattaneo, C., Liguori, G., Salvini, P., Vallania, P., & Vigorito, C. (2011). <sup>222</sup>Rn daughters influence on scaler mode of the ARGO-YBJ detector. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 Vol. 1 (pp. 18-21).
    DOI Scopus4
    2011 Bolognino, I., Cattaneo, C., Giroletti, E., Liguori, G., Salvini, P., Vallania, P., & Vigorito, C. (2011). Study of the natural radioactivity influence on ARGO-YBJ detector. In S. Giani, C. Leroy, & P. G. Rancoita (Eds.), Cosmic Rays for Particle and Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings of the 12th ICATPP Conference Vol. 6 (pp. 24-29). Ctr Cultura Sci A Volta, Como, ITALY: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD.
    DOI
Date Course Institution
2024 - ongoing Laboratory II The University of Adelaide, Australia
2020-2022 Maths and Physics Santorre di Santarosa and Giordano Bruno, Turin, Italy
2017-2018 Laboratory I and Statistical Analysis The University of Milan, Italy
2010 - 2013 Physics The University of Pavia, Italy
2012 Experimental Physics The University of Pavia, Italy
2011 Maths and Physics The University of Pavia, Italy
2009 Physics (Tutor) The University of Turin, Italy

 

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor Studying Neutrino Astronomy and High Energy Astrophysics to locate Active Galactic Nuclei Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Caleb James Lotstra
    2022 Co-Supervisor Searching for Dark Matter with the SABRE Experiment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kyle Thomas Leaver
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83131585
  • Email: irene.bolognino@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Physics, floor First Floor
  • Room: 108
  • Org Unit: Physics

Connect With Me
External Profiles