I am a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow at the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where I work in collaboration with Professor Douglas Heggie.
From October 2015 I will move up the hill to the Institute of Astronomy as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in Professor Annette Ferguson‘s group to pursue my two-year research programme “NESSY – NEw Science from the phase space of old stellar SYstems”.
Previously, I served as the 2012 International Astronomical Union – The Gruber Foundation Fellow at the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, USA, in collaboration with Professors Enrico Vesperini and Stephen McMillan.
I completed my Ph.D. thesis in Theoretical Astrophysics, as well as my undergraduate education in Physics, at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy, under the supervision of Professor Giuseppe Bertin.
As a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, I also spent an extensive fraction of my doctoral studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA, again under the supervision of Professors Enrico Vesperini and Stephen McMillan.
Born and raised in Milano, Italy, I now live happily in Scotland. If you want to know more about my story so far, you can have a look at a short interview I did in 2012 for the XXVIII IAU General Assembly Newspaper.