I am a researcher in the Local Cosmology (link: group at the Observatory.

After obtaining my PhD in Physics and Astronomy in 2006 from the University of Pittsburgh (USA),

I was a postdoc at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (France) until 2008, and then moved to the Turin Astrophysical Observatory to take part in the ELSA – Marie Curie fellowship Training network in the early years.

My research interests encompass a variety of topics such as:

1) Astrophysical applications of astrometry, with an emphasis on:

(a) high-precision global and differential astrometric modeling and simulations

(b) local cosmology and experimental relativity;

2) investigations of the large scale structure of the Universe and its evolution.

More details can be found in my CV.

Wonder why I decided to settle down here? I love to go hiking in the mountains when the weather is warm, and recently discovered the delights of trekking in the snow.

I am also an avid tennis player, love listening and dancing to music, and reading books.

And last, but not least, I enjoy traveling the beautiful country that is Italy and savouring the tasty variety of food that every small hamlet, village, town and city has to offer.