ABOUT ME

I'm a relativist interested in the physics and astrophysics of gravitational waves and their sources (black holes and neutron stars), as well as in theories of gravity extending General Relativity.

I'm currently an associate professor at SISSA (Trieste, Italy) in the Astroparticle Physics group.

I'm also leading an ERC-funded group on

GRavity from Astrophysical to Microscopic Scales (GRAMS).

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EDUCATION

CURRENT PROJECTS

GALFORMBHS

Testing galaxy formation with gravitational-wave

and X-ray observations of massive black holes

(November 2012 - October 2016)

June 2004

University of Padova, Italy

Laurea degree (MSc) in Physics

October 2008

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Ph.D in Astrophysics

GRAMS

GRavity from Astrophysical to Microscopic Scales (GRAMS)

ERC consolidation grant (April 2019- March 2024)

April 2019- Present

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Associate professor 

PAST PROJECTS

ACADEMIC CAREER

November 2012- March 2019

Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris

Permanent Staff Researcher

November 2011- October 2012

University of Guelph

CITA National Fellow

 

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Associate Postdoc

November 2008- October 2011

Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics & Joint Space-Science Institute

Post Doctoral Research Associate

StronGrHEP

A collaborative project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 690904

(January 2016- December 2019)