Curriculum vitae

If you are looking for my CV you will find it by clicking here. The main stages of my academic carreer are briefly summarized below.

Short bio

I was born in Genoa, Italy on a bright sunny day of June, 1980. I lived there until 1994, at which point I moved with my family in the nearby town of Sestri Levante.

I graduated from high school in June, 1999 and shortly thereafter I joined the University of Genoa to pursue a degree in Physics. In 2005 I got an old-style Laurea in Theoretical Physics, equivalent to a Laurea Magistrale in the current system (in English-style academia it would be considered equivalent to a M.Sc., or masters' degree).

In the same year I passed the entrance exam for the doctoral program at the Mathematics Department of the University of Genoa. The switch from the Physics to the Mathematics department was partly a matter of chance (less competition with respect to the number of available grants, more freedom in the choice of a research topic), but also due to a desire to deepen my knowledge of pure mathematics.

As a Ph.D. student I had the opportunity to live for 4 months in England, as a guest of the Mathematics department of the Oxford University, thanks to an EU-funded research fellowship which was part of the ENIGMA training programme.

As it often happens, I started out my Ph.D. with only a vague idea of my research topic. At some point in 2007 my friend and collaborator Igor Mencattini introduced me to the circle of ideas known as the KP/CM correspondence (see for example the introduction of this paper by Ben-Zvi and Nevins for a short overview of this subject).

At some point during 2008 I started working full-time on some problems related to a particular generalization of this correspondence (known as the multicomponent case). The results on which my thesis is based were obtained the following year. The thesis itself was completed by December 2009 and defended on April 15, 2010. At that point I officially became a Ph.D. in Mathematics!

Subsequently, starting from August 2011, I spent three years in Brazil as a research fellow (post-doc) at the Mathematics Department of the University of São Paulo at São Carlos (USP São Carlos).

The town of São Carlos itself is in fact quite unremarkable, however during my stay in Brazil I had the opportunity to visit some truly wonderful places like Salvador de Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and the world-famous Iguaçu Falls, at the Brasilian-Argentine border.

In September 2014 my Brazilian fellowship expired and I came back to Italy, where I have been living since.