Elisabetta Barberio

The University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

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Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics

University of Melbourne

Professor Barberio initiated the direct detection dark matter program in Australia, which led to the construction of the first underground laboratory in the South Hemisphere, the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory (SUPL) in Victoria. SUPL will host the SABRE experiment, the first Australian dark matter direct detection experiment led by her.  She had an important role in the discovery of the Higgs boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider. Professor Barberio was a researcher at CERN, the European laboratory of Particle Physics, where she performed measurements that confirmed the theory describing fundamental particles behaviour to an extraordinary degree of precision


Elisabetta identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.