Modeling Antinucleon-Nucleus Interactions at Low Energy: An Analysis of Scattering and Annihilation Data Using Optical Potential Approach

Antimatter-matter interactions at low energies have been poorly studied due to the lack of available data and a reliable model for nuclear interactions at these energies. My PhD research activity is an analysis of antinucleon-nucleus scattering and annihilation data using an optical potential model, with a focus on low-energy interactions. The study aims to provide predictions for cross sections and angular distributions for future experiments, which can guide experimental designs.


  • Primary: Luca Venturelli
  • Other advisors: Elisabetta Comini

Short Bio

Born in Brescia (Italy) on 29th January 1995, I got my bachelor degree in Physics in 2017 and then the master degree on 1st April 2020 with a thesis about the feasibility for an Aharonov-Bohm effect experiment on antimatter. I started my PhD at Università degli Studi di Brescia on 1st November 2021, working on simulations for an antimatter experiment at CERN and on cross sections calculation with Woods-Saxon optical model for antinucleon-nucleus interactions.