Bio Sketch

I am an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago (Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics and E. Fermi Institute) working on several aspects of theoretical and computational High-Energy Astrophysics, at the intersection of Plasma and Astroparticle Physics.
I received my PhD from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Italy), under the supervision of prof. Pasquale Blasi (INAF, Arcetri) and prof. Mario Vietri (SNS, Pisa). Before moving here, I have been a post-doc and a Research Associate at Princeton University, collaborating with prof. Anatoly Spitkovsky.

Research interests

  • Origin and propagation of cosmic rays
  • Particle acceleration at shocks
  • Non-thermal phenomenology of supernova remnants, pulsars, galaxy clusters
  • Multi-messenger Astrophysics
  • Role of cosmic rays in galactic dynamics
  • Heliospheric shocks and solar energetic particles
  • Kinetic theory of astrophysical plasmas
  • Pulsar electrodynamics
  • Laboratory plasmas