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 Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, I moved to the USA.
I lived for two years in Washington DC where I worked as a research associate at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Maryland, in collaboration with the numerical relativity group at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. After leaving DC, I spent two years in Boulder (Colorado) working as a research associate at JILA.
In October 2013 I moved back to Italy and I worked for almost six years at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento (first three years as a tenure-track professor and then as an associate professor). In July 2019 I moved to Milan where I work as an associate professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Milano-Bicocca.