Born in Rome in 1979. Graduated in particle physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2002. PhD in theoretical high energy physics at SISSA (Trieste) in 2005. Postdocs at IFAE and at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). In 2011, tenured Researcher at the University of Padova, and Associate Professor since 2016. Joint CERN/EPFL Staff from 2016 to 2021. ICREA Research Professor since October 2022.
I am a particle physicist. My mission is to unveil the microscopic laws that govern the fundamental particles and their interactions. I study what these laws could be, and how they manifest as concrete predictions for a multitude of experimental measurements that are being and will be performed at particle colliders. Devising strategies to extract maximal information on fundamental physics laws from the data collected at the Large Hadron Collider is a main focus of my research. Another goal is to identify new pathways for further progress at ambitious future collider projects and in particular at a muon collider of very high energy. I attack these questions by employing and developing theoretical tools for predictions based on the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics and special relativity, combined in what is known as "Quantum Field Theory", as well as statistical tools for comparing the predictions with the experimental data.
Selected research activities
I am organizing a workshop on Muon Colliders at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC-Santa Barbara
I am part of the International Advisory Committee of ECFA (European Committee for Future Accelerators) on "Physics, Experiment & Detector Studies towards a Higgs Factory"