I am Associate Senior Lecturer in the division of mathematical physics at Lund University, working on nuclear structure and reactions. Moreover, I collaborate with Scape technologies working on computer vision and 3D reconstruction.
I was recipient of the Newton Fellowship of the Royal society for "world’s most promising early career academics". The objective of this grant is fusing the calculations of nuclear structure and reaction from first principles, based in University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, where I am visiting researcher.
I am currently member of editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Society A for physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. In this journal, Rutherford submitted the discovery of the nucleus in 1911 and Chadwick published the details on the neutron discovery. I invite nuclear physicist to contribute.
I studied Physics at University of Milan, specialising in theoretical physics with Prof. Broglia. Four years after my PhD graduation in Milan on nuclear field theory and many-body correlations in nuclei, my contributions are testified by several publications in top journals (including Physical Review Letters and Physica scripta for the 40th years celebration of the nuclear physics Nobel prize to Bohr, Mottelson and Rainwater), and 4 secured fellowships:
- NAVI fellow in Darmstadt, on nuclear astrophysics and beta decays in neutron stars environments and parity breaking interactions;
- Jyväskylä, where I studied new types generation of density functionals and statistical methods to devise nuclear interactions;
- Newton Fellowship, in University of Surrey, leading a project on calculating elastic scattering in medium mass nuclei from first principles;
- I have secured (and turned down) a European ENSAR fellowship, in Seville, with the project of expanding coupled channel theory to nuclear structure for transfer and breakup reactions.
I had 18 invited talks and seminars over 34 attendances to conferences, workshops and visits; including 3 weeks visit and seminar to INT Seattle, in 2017, to NORDITA in Stockholm in 2015, to 2 weeks visit and Seminar in Yale during 2012 and 3 weeks visits to TRIUMF and UBC in 2010. 6 invited papers (1 review) over 13 in peer review journals, and 1 book chapter. After 6 semesters of teaching experience, and collaborating to write the admission tests of Italian universities, I was lecturer and organiser of the international TALENT PhD school on DFT (2016).
My main research focus in nuclear physics are the many-body aspects of low-energy nuclear structure, such as phonon-induced renormalisation effects, nuclear pairing vibrations and rotations, and a consistent development of nuclear reactions and optical potentials. Recently I got interested in statistical approaches to the nuclear many-body problem.