Short CV/Education and training


  • 1993
    Physics Laurea Degree, University of Bari, summa cum laude

  • 1994
    Specialization Diploma in Physics, University of Bologna

  • 1998
    Ph.D. in Physics, University of Bari


  • 1998 – 2001
    Postdoc, University of Bari

  • 2001 – 2004
    Assistant Professor, University of Bari

  • 2004 – 2009
    Tenured, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Bari

  • 2005
    Visiting Scientist, Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison, on leave Univ. of Bari

  • 2006 – 2007
    Assistant Professor, Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison, on leave Univ. of Bari

  • 2007 – 2011
    Tenured Associate Professor, Dep. of Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • 2011
    Associate Professor, Dep. of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • 2011
    Full Professor, Dep. of Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Since 2011
    Full Professor, Dép. de physique nucléaire et corpusculaire, Université de Genève

Selected publications

IceCube Collaboration:

  • Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector, Science 342 (2013) 1242856

  • Search for time-independent neutrino emissions from Astrophysical sources with 3 years of IceCube, ApJ 779 (2013) 132

  • V. Boccone et al., Characterization of New Hexagonal Large Area MPPCs, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 61 (2014) 1-9.J

  • A.Aguilar et al., Design, optimization and characterization of the light concentrators of the single-mirror small size telescopes of the Cherenkov Telescope Array}, accepted by Astrop. Phys., ASTROPARTPHYS-D-14-00050R1.

Selected projects

  • IceCube

  • Cherenkov Telescope Array

  • HAWC High Altitude Water Cherenkov experiment

  • WIYN Optical telescope

  • VERITAS and FACT gamma-ray telescopes associate member

  • NASA Glast Investigator

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • 2010 Decadal Survey of the United States National Academy

  • Member of ApPEC General Assembly

  • Executive Board of the Swiss Professors association CHIPP

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two twins


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