Dr Maria Ubiali


  • 2017-date: University Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2017-date: Sheila Edmonds Lecturer in Mathematics, Newnham College, Cambridge, UK
  • 2016-date: Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow
  • 2014-2017: Senior Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK
  • 2014-2016: Postdoc, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2013-2014: Postdoc, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK 
  • 2010-2013: Postdoc, RWTH Aachen, Germany


Maria Ubiali is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics High Energy Physics research group and The Cambridge SUSY Working Group based at the Cavendish Laboratory.

Maria is a particle phenomenologist. Her main research interests include Quantum Chromo Dynamics and Beyond Standard Model phenomenology, the precise determination of the structure of the proton using machine learning techniques and processes involving heavy particles.

Selected Publications

  • Parton distributions from high-precision collider data
    NNPDF Collaboration (Richard D. Ball et al.)
    Eur.Phys.J. C77 (2017) no.10, 663.
  • The impact of the LHC Z-boson transverse momentum data on PDF determinations
    Radja Boughezal, Alberto Guffanti, Frank Petriello, Maria Ubiali
    JHEP 1707 (2017) 130.
  • Radiative distortion of kinematic edges in cascade decays
    Martin Beneke, Laura Jenniches, Alexander Mück, Maria Ubiali
    Phys.Lett. B770 (2017) 539-545.
  • Higgs production in bottom-quark fusion: matching beyond leading order
    By Stefano Forte, Davide Napoletano, Maria Ubiali
    Phys.Lett. B763 (2016) 190-196.
  • Anatomy of double heavy-quark initiated processes
    By Matthew Lim, Fabio Maltoni, Giovanni Ridolfi, Maria Ubiali.
    JHEP 1609 (2016) 132.
  • Heavy charged Higgs boson production at the LHC
    By Celine Degrande, Maria Ubiali, Marius Wiesemann, Marco Zaro.
    JHEP 1510 (2015) 145
  • Inclusive Top-Pair Production Phenomenology with TOPIXS
    By M. Beneke, P. Falgari, S. Klein, J. Piclum, C. Schwinn, M. Ubiali, F. Yan.
    JHEP 1207 (2012) 194.
  • b-initiated processes at the LHC: a reappraisal
    By Fabio Maltoni, Giovanni Ridolfi, Maria Ubiali.
    JHEP 1207 (2012) 022, Erratum: JHEP 1304 (2013) 095
  • A first unbiased global NLO determination of parton distributions and their uncertainties
    By Richard D. Ball, Luigi Del Debbio, Stefano Forte, Alberto Guffanti, Jose I. Latorre, Juan Rojo, Maria Ubiali.
    Nucl.Phys. B838 (2010) 136-206.
  • Borel resummation of soft gluon radiation and higher twists
    By Stefano Forte, Giovanni Ridolfi, Joan Rojo, Maria Ubiali.
    Phys.Lett. B635 (2006) 313-319.