About me

I was born in Naples (Italy), but I spent most of my life in Parma (Italy) before leaving it to start my scientific career as a PhD student in SISSA (Trieste, Italy). After having spent three years in Germany working as a postdoc at the AEI (Potsdam), I moved to the USA. I lived for two years in Washington DC (USA) where I worked as a postdoc at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Maryland (College Park, MD, USA) in collaboration with the Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) (Greenbelt, MD, USA), and I spent two years in Boulder (Colorado, USA) where I worked at JILA (University of Colorado). I currently live in Trento and I work as an assistant professor at the University of Trento.

Favorite Quotations:

in English

"There are only 10 types of people in the world:
Those who understand binary, and those who don't." (Anonymous?)

in Latin

"Odi et amo. Quare id faciam fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed fieri sentio, et excrucior." Catullus (ca. 84 BC – ca. 54 BC)

in Italian

"Gli italiani reagiscono alla crisi e alla povertà, non prendendo la Bastiglia, ma migrando nel mondo" (Piero Bassetti 2009)


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