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University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  • 2019 – pres.  UKRI Future Leaders Fellow — School of Physics and Astronomy and School of Mathematics
  • 2015 – 2018  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, then Research Associate — School of Physics and Astronomy
  • 2012 – 2015  Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow — School of Mathematics

Visiting Research Appointments

  • 2018 – 2019  JSPS – Royal Society Fellow, then Visiting Associate — Dept. of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, JP
  • 2012 – 2013  The Gruber Foundation – IAU Fellow — Dept. of Astronomy, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, USA
  • 2010 – 2011  Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student Researcher — Dept. of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Selected Awards and Fellowships

  • 2019 Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship, William Herschel Society and Royal Astronomical Society (Citation)
  • 2019  Future Leaders Fellowship, UK Research and Innovation (Inaugural case study)
  • 2018  International Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and The Royal Society
  • 2015  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission (Press highlights)
  • 2012  The Gruber Foundation Young Scientist Award, International Astronomical Union (Citation)
  • 2012  Research Fellowship, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • 2011  Research Fellowship for Theoretical and Particle Physics, Angelo Della Riccia Foundation
  • 2010  “All Disciplines” Visiting Graduate Research Fellowship, US-Italy Fulbright Commission
  • 2008  “Open Topic” National Doctoral Fellowship, Italian Ministry of Education


Department of Physics “Aldo Pontremoli”, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

  • 2012  Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics (conferred January 2013)
    Thesis: “Dynamics of globular clusters”, Advisors: Prof G. Bertin, Prof E. Vesperini, Prof S. L. W. McMillan
  • 2008  M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, 110/110 cum laude
    Thesis: “Tidal effects on an isothermal truncated stellar system” (in Italian), Advisors: Prof G. Bertin, Prof R. Pozzoli
  • 2005  B.Sc. in Physics, 110/110 cum laude
    Thesis: “The dark matter problem in the solar neighborhood” (in Italian), Advisors: Prof G. Bertin, Prof M. Lombardi

Liceo Classico Statale “Giovanni Berchet”, Milano, Italy

  • 2002  Diploma di Maturità Classica (Secondary School Diploma in Classics and Classical Languages), 100/100
    Thesis: “The birth of mathematical logic and the scientific method in the Ancient World” (in Italian)
    Advisors: Ms M. R. Gambarini (Ancient Greek and Latin), Ms M. C. Di Maio (Philosophy), Ms I. Sassi (Maths and Physics)