Short CV/Education and training


  • 1990 – 1996
    Laurea degree in Physics Universita di Padova, Padova, IT

  • 1996 – 2000
    PhD student, Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK


  • 2000 – 2001
    Research Associate, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

  • 2001 – 2002
    Research Associate, Physics and Astronomy department, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

  • 2002 – 2003
    Chandra Fellow and Spitzer Fellow, Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

  • 2003 – 2007
    Faculty, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania , PA, USA

  • since 2007
    ICREA professor, Barcelona (Spain)

Selected publications

Additional qualifications

  • NASA group achievement award (July 2007) for the results of the WMAP mission

  • NASA group achievement award (July 2004) for the results of the WMAP mission

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • I have graduated three students and I have been postdoctoral advisor of 7 postdocs. They are all still working in the field and two have now permanent positions.

  • Maternity leave (twins!) Oct 2011-Dec 2011


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