Laurea Degree in Physics (University of Bologna, 1992).
PhD in Astronomy (University of Bologna, 1996).
Assistant Professor, Astronomy Department, University of Bologna
(2000-2005). Associate Professor, Astronomy Department,
University of Bologna (since 2006).
Visiting scientist at the Department of Astronomy and
Astrophysics, University of California al Santa Cruz (since 1998).
Tutor for numerous Laurea theses and PhD theses.
Author of over 90 papers on refereed international journals and
many conference proceedings.
Referee for the main astrophysical journals (ApJ, AJ, MNRAS,
A&A, Nature). Referee for the Chandra peer review.
The current research interests involve many problems linked to the
theories of galaxy and galaxy cluster formation and