Farida Fassi

Farida Fassi

Place of Birth : Morocco
Born : 1968
Position : Professor of Facuty of Sciences, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Field of study : Particle physics (high energy physics), Astroparticle, Big Science, Distributed Computing


Farida Fassi is a Professor of Physics and Particle Physicist at Faculty of Science of Mohammed V University in Rabat. She is a Follow of the African Academy of Sciences affiliated to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Visiting Scientist at “Instituto de Física Corpuscular” (IFIC), Spain, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. In 1996, after completing her BSc from the University of Abdelmalek Essaâd in Morocco, she went to Spain to continue higher education. In 1999, she obtained her MSc and earned her Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Valencia, Spain in 2002. She was awarded with the European Ph.D. in Physics in recognition of her contribution in the ATLAS experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). In 2003, she was granted a research fellowship at CSIC. In 2007, she was awarded a High-level postdoctoral research position at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) to work for the CMS experiment at the “Institut de physique nucléaire de Lyon”. She was the French´s Tier-1 contact person at CERN and a research scientist. In 2011, she was a research associate at the Spanish Center for Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics. Her research interests include various aspects of theoretical and experimental particle physics. This involves performing search for new physics and phenomena that are motivated by the presence of dark matter in our universe. Her current main interests are the search for a hidden or dark sector at LHC. Since 2013, she is the coordinator for the ATLAS Distributed Analysis support team and expert of ATLAS Distributed Computing team. She is the co-founder of the “African Strategy for Fundamental Applied Physics” and member of scientific committee of the “African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications”. In terms of teaching effectiveness to promote research science physics in Africa, and in particular in Morocco, she plays a leadership role in developing a network of researchers through numerous collaborative International Scientific Programs.

  • 2017-present, Professor, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco

  • 2014-present, Associate Scientist, the “Instituto de Física Corpuscular”, Spain

  • 2013-2017, Assistant Professor, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco

  • 2011-2013, Research Associate, Center for Particle, Astroparticle and Physics, Spain

  • 2007-2011, Research Associate, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

  • 2003-2007,EPost-doctoral Research Fellow, The Spanish National Research Council, Spain

  • 1998-2003,Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

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