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University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  • UKRI Future Leaders Fellow — School of Physics and Astronomy and School of Mathematics 05/2019 – present
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, then Reseach Associate — Institute for Astronomy 10/2015 – 10/2018
  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow — School of Mathematics 09/2012 – 09/2015

Visiting Research Appointments

  • Royal Society – JSPS International Fellow, then Visiting Fellow — Dept. of Astronomy, University of Tokyo, JP11/2018 – present
  • IAU – The Gruber Foundation Fellow — Dept. of Astronomy, Indiana University Bloomington, IN, USA08/2012 – 08/2013
  • Fulbright Visiting Graduate Student Researcher — Dept. of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA 10/2010 – 06/2011


Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics 07/2012
    Thesis: “Dynamics of globular clusters” (in English, 238 pp.), Advisors: Prof. G. Bertin, Prof. E. Vesperini, Prof. S. L. W. McMillan
  • Laurea Magistrale (M.Sc. equiv.) in Theoretical Physics , 110/110 cum laude 04/2008
    Thesis: “Tidal effects on an isothermal truncated stellar system” (in Italian, 130 pp.), Advisors: Prof. G. Bertin, Prof. R. Pozzoli
  • Laurea Triennale (B.Sc. equiv.) in Physics , 110/110 cum laude 10/2005
    Thesis: “The dark matter problem in the solar neighborhood” (in Italian, 56 pp.), Advisors: Prof. G. Bertin, Dr. M. Lombardi

Liceo Classico Statale “Giovanni Berchet”, Milano, Italy

  • Diploma di Maturità Classica (Secondary School Diploma in Classics and Classical Languages, Literature and Linguistics), 100/100 07/2002
    Thesis: “The birth of mathematical logic and scientific method in the Ancient World” (in Italian, 85 pp.)
    Advisors: Ms. M. R. Gambarini (Ancient Greek and Latin), Ms. M. C. Di Maio (Philosophy), Ms. I. Sassi (Maths and Physics)