Francesco Riva

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Francesco Riva is an assistant professor of theoretical particle physics at the University of Geneva. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford, UK, under the supervision of John March-Rusell. He then held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for High Energy Physics, Spain, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and CERN, before joining the University of Geneva in 2018. His work focuses on theoretical and phenomenological aspects of particle physics beyond the standard model, with research interests ranging from studying the properties of the Higgs particle at the Large Hadron Collider to understanding gravity at microscopic scales. See


A Third Way to Explain Fine Tuning

A theoretical proposal offers a new way to relate the Higgs boson mass and the cosmological constant to each other and explain why these quantities appear to be implausibly tuned to values much smaller than expected. Read More »