I am a theoretical physicist and my particular interest is particle
physics. That is, I use the language of mathematics to investigate
Nature at the tiniest distances, to understand what are the
fundamental building blocks of our Universe and their
interactions. My research is focussed on the Large Hadron
Collider (LHC) at CERN, and its experiments.
I am an associate professor in the physics department of the University of Genova in Italy and I'm an associate of INFN-Sezione di Genova. I'm also an Affiliate of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to Genova, I was an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. During my postdoc years, I was a research associate at MIT, IPPP, and Manchester. I obtained my PhD in the particle theory group of the University of Edinburgh and my degree in physics at the University of Milan.