Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1987
    Master (Equivalent) in Physics, University of Palermo, Italy (Honors)

  • 1991 – 1994
    PhD in Astrophysics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany (Honors)

  • 1994 – 1996
    Fellow, Leiden University, The Netherlands

  • 1997 – 1999
    Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • 1999 – 2001
    Assistant Professor, Columbia University, New York, USA

  • 2002 – 2006
    Associate Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • Since 2007
    Full Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Director, Institute for Astronomy (Department of Physics), ETHZ

  • Swiss National Foundation Foerderungprofessuren Committee, Member

  • Swiss National Foundation Ambizione Committee, Member

  • MUSE Executive Board, Deputy

  • MUSE Scientific Board, Member

  • Physics Department Board (D-PHYS Ausschuss), ETHZ

  • Swiss Commission for Astronomy

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