Marcello Abbrescia is associate professor at the Physics Department of the University of Bari. He devoted most of his scientific career to the study of particle detectors, and mainly gaseous detectors, developing original mathematical models describing their behavior and proposing new prototypes. He is with the CMS experiment at CERN, which discovered the Higgs boson, since more than 20 years, and more recently coordinates the activities of the Extreme Energy Events experiment – Science in the Schools, which includes researchers, teachers and students from all Italy. He is author or co-author of around 600 papers on international scientific reviews. He loves music, so much to leave and attend concerts all over the world, loves travelling and, of course, is so much fond of sailing.