Laura Torino

Post-doctoral researcher at the beam diagnostics group

I am responsible for the beam loss detectors and the visible light beamline. We use mirrors to isolate the visible light component of the synchrotron radiation and use it to measure parameters of the electron beam, such as the bunch length and intensity.

My job is very diverse – you need scientific, technical, computer science and electrical skills. It's very hands-on and practical, which is why I chose to specialise in beam diagnostic physics.

There are many challenges with EBS because we are doing things that nobody has done before, so you need to think outside the box and correlate different informations.

Beam diagnostics equipments are the “eyes” that are used in the control room to verify that the beam is behaving correctly. Our job is essential both during the commissioning and the operation period and will help to achieve and verify the ultimate EBS performances.

Over the past year, I've spent a lot of time in the tunnel, interacting with different people and learning new skills, such as how to manage a project from beginning to end. Thanks to EBS, I feel part of something bigger.

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