I am an astronomer; here is a brief summary of my education and career:
- in 1998 I received a Laurea degree (roughly comparable to a Master) in Physics from the Universita' degli Studi di Milano, with a thesis about "Chemical abundances in extragalactic HII regions")
- in 2002 I received a Ph.D. in Astronomy, again from the Universita' degli Studi di Milano, with a thesis about "Protostellar collapse in Population III objects" (you can download it here)
- from 2002 to 2004 I was an astronomy postdoc at the Pennsylvania State University, and I lived in State College, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.
- since 2004 I am an astronomy postdoc at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands.
My professional interests are about theoretical cosmology and in particular the so-called "dark ages". Most of my work is about numerical simulations of the formation of the first luminous objects in the Universe, although I am also interested in slightly different subjects such as the formation of dwarf galaxies. A publication list of mine can be accessed through the arXiv preprint service, or the NASA ADS.