I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh, where I am pursuing my two-year research programme “NESSY – NEw Science from the phase space of old stellar SYstems”, in collaboration with Professors Douglas Heggie and Annette Ferguson. Before climbing up Blackford Hill, I spent two years at the School of Mathematics, as a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research 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 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 2015 for the Contours outreach magazine.