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, the Edinburgh Centre for Computational Astrophysics, and I pursue a Leverhulme research programme in collaboration with Phil Breen and Douglas Heggie from the School of Mathematics.
Before climbing up to the Royal Observatory, I spent two years down the hill at the School of Mathematics, as an 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 Steve 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 feature article in the Contours Outreach Maths magazine. My current whereabouts may (or not) be included in this travel schedule.