I am an italian astrophysicist, Associate Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. I also work in close collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (USA). My research focuses on experimental astrophysics and cosmology at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. I study the properties of the early Universe and its evolution by designing, building, and operating the most advanced instruments and telescopes to map the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). I also measure the polarized galactic emission from spinning dust grains, both to study the role of magnetic fields in the star-forming regions, and to remove the diffuse dust contamination from the CMB maps. These telescopes operate from stratospheric balloons, the Atacama Desert in Chile, and satellites, collecting data that allow to study the evolutionary history of the Universe, the properties of large scale structures such as galaxy clusters, and how stars form from cold molecular clouds. I am PI of the ERC Advanced Grant funded project POLOCALC, Supervisor of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, and PI of a research grant for the Simons Observatory at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Co-I of the Blast balloon telescope, launched from McMurdo, Antarctica in 2020.
My publication records – My recent and upcoming talks
My book for general public
“L’esperienza del cielo. Diario di un astrofisico“, ed. La nave di Teseo
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Milano-Bicocca
Piazza della Scienza, 3 – 20126 Milano (MI), Italy
Phone: (+39) 02 6448 2324 – E-mail: [email protected]