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

Awards and Fellowships


Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

  • 2012  Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics
    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, Dr. 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)