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My research interests focus on fundamental physics, in particular the answer to the questions what the Universe is made of and which are the laws of physics that govern its fundamental constituents. For this reason, I took part in accelerator-based particle physics experiments (BaBarMEG), aimed to probe fundamental interactions and possibly discover signature of new physics beyond the Standard Model. Strong of the experience acquired during my studies and my postdocs years, I recently moved my attention to direct Dark Matter and neutrinos searches, in my opinion the most interesting and fertile fields where to work right now, since they are both undeniable evidences of the yet unknown beyond the Standard Model.

My current activities are focused on the development of high precision gaseous Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) for directional WIMP Dark Matter searches:

NITEC project (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2015)

CYGNUS project


Some recent publications on direct Dark Matter searches and related detector R&Ds:

"Combined readout of a triple GEM detector" JINST 13 (2018) no. 05, P05001

"Negative Ion Time Projection Chamber operation with SF6 at nearly atmospheric pressure" JINST 13 (2018) no.04, P04022

"CYGNUS: development of a high resolution TPC for rare events" PoS EPS-HEP2017 (2017) 077

"Readout technologies for directional WIMP Dark Matter detection" Phys. Rept. 662 (2016) 1-46

"Carbon nanotubes as targets for directional detection of light WIMPs"

  • Area: Physics
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • ORCID: Link to publications
  • Academic Title: Assistant Professor
  • Keywords: Particle Physics, Dark Matter, Neutrinos

  • Previous positions:
    • Researcher, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Roma, Italy
  • • Senior Researcher, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy
  • • Researcher of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP) at the University of Tokyo, Japan