Antonio Zoccoli, born in Bologna in 1961, graduated in physics from the University of Bologna, where he is currently a full professor of experimental physics. He is an associated researcher at the INFN Section of Bologna and has been the President of INFN since 2019.
Throughout his scientific career, he has been actively involved in experimental research in fundamental, nuclear, and subnuclear physics. He was a member of the Muon Catalysed Fusion collaboration at the Rutherford Lab (UK) and the OBELIX collaboration at CERN in Geneva. He later participated in the HERA-B experiment at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg and has been a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN since 2005.
Zoccoli is a co-author of over 700 scientific and technical publications in international journals. From 2008 to 2019, he served as the President of the Giuseppe Occhialini Foundation for the promotion of physics culture, and since 2019, he has been the dean of the Big Data Association.
Since June 2021, he has been the President of the Consulta dei Presidenti degli Enti pubblici di Ricerca (ConPER), and since July 2022, he has been the President of the ICSC Foundation, which manages the National Center for research in High-Performance Computing, Big Data, and Quantum Computing.