I am a theoretical astrophysicist active in the broad field of galaxy formation and evolution and in particular in the following research areas:
- The disc-halo connection in star-forming galaxies;
- Formation and evolution of disc galaxies in cosmological simulations;
- Magnetic fields in cosmological simulations and their role in galaxy evolution.
The main driver behind my research work is to achieve a better understanding of how the evolution of galaxies and their environment is influenced by their mutual interplay.
Since January 2019, I am a Tenure Track Researcher (RTDb) at the Physics and Astronomy Department (DIFA) of the University of Bologna in the framework of the Rita Levi Montalcini Program. Before moving to Bologna I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation Institute for Theory and Computation of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA), a Postodoctoral Associate in the Computational Structure and Galaxy Formation Group at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (USA) and a postdoc at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (Germany).
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