I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh, where I am a member of Annette Ferguson’s group and I pursue a Leverhulme research programme in collaboration with Phil Breen and Douglas Heggie.
Before climbing up to the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, I spent two years down the hill at the School of Mathematics, as a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow, and one year across the pond at the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, USA, as a IAU – Gruber Fellow.
I completed my Ph.D. thesis in Theoretical Astrophysics (2012), as well as my undergraduate education in Physics, at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy, under the supervision of Giuseppe Bertin. As a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, I spent part of my doctoral studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA, working with Enrico Vesperini and Stephen McMillan.
Born and raised in Milano, I now live happily in Scotland. If you want to know more about my story so far, have a look at a short interview in the Contours Outreach Maths magazine. My current whereabouts may (or not) be included in this travel schedule.