I am a Gliese Fellow at the Institut for Theoretische Astrophysik in Heidelberg. Before that, I have been a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich for five years and at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille for one year.

I am originally from Italy and I obtained my PhD in 2015 from the University of Padova, working with Bepi Tormen.

My research focuses on the nature of dark matter and on the connection between computational astrophysics and observational data. I use numerical simulations to derive predictions and constrains on dark matter models, comparing them with observational probles, such as strong gravitational lensing.

Check out my full list of publicationss and my CV

Short CV

  • Research experience:
  • from Sept. 2023: Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow - University of Bologna, Italy
    2020 - now: Gliese Fellow - Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Heidelberg University, Germany
    2016-2020: Postdoctoral Fellow - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), Munich, Germany
    2015: Gini/OCEVU visiting researcher, Laboratoire d'Astrphysique de Marseille (LAM), France

  • Education:
  • 2012-2015: PhD in Astronomy, Università degli Studi di Padova
    Title: “Ellipsoidal collapse of dark matter haloes in cosmological simulations”
    supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Tormen

    2009-2011: Master degree in Astronomy (summa cum laude), Università degli Studi di Padova
    2005-2008: Bachelor degree in Astronomy, Università degli Studi di Padova
    2000-2005: Liceo Classico "Tito Livio", Padova

  • Publications:
  • 10 first author papers with 498 citations
    30 publications in total with 974 citations
    H-index = 16


    Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik
    Zentrum für Astronomie, Uni Heidelberg
    Albert-Ueberle-str 2, 69120
    Heidelberg, Germany