1990: Graduates with full marks (110/110) at the University of
Perugia. Dissertation title: Muon spectrometer project and
development of a new detector for the study of fundamental
interactions up to the TeV scale.
1991: Awarded one of 25 “National Institute for Nuclear Physics”
(INFN) scholarships for recent graduates; second highest score on a
Contributes for about six months to the “Borexino” project for the
development of a solar neutrino detector at the Gran Sasso National
1992-95: Ph.D. student at the University of Bologna. Visiting
Student at the Hamburg DESY Laboratories in view of his
dissertation; contributes to the ZEUS experiment.
1995: Awarded Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Installing the ‘Wall'
detector and identification of forward J/psy's at ZEUS”.
1996: Affiliated to the Bologna chapter of the INFN where he joins
the AMS experiment group for an orbital space spectrometer, working
both in R & D and as a systems analyst. Teaches lab classes
(Laboratorio 2) to 4th-year students and is part of the examination
1997-98: Awarded 2-year post-doctoral fellowship by the U. of
1999: As of Oct. 1st, 1999, Assistant Prof. in Nuclear and
Subnuclear Physics (tenure track position awarded by public
contest) at the U. of Bologna.
2000-06 Assistant Prof. ( Ricercatore ) at the U. of Bologna; takes
part in the AMS2 experiment, and teaches classes as part of the
“Experimentation in Physics 1” and “Laboratory 4” courses.
2001: Holds exercise classes in “Physics II” at the Cesena campus,
Degree Course in Information Sciences.
2002-07: permanent tenure as Assistant Professor conferred.
Courses & classes taught:
- Full course: Complex Systems Physics (Cesena Campus course in
Information Science) for Academic Years 2002-2003 to
- Lab course (Esercitazioni di Laboratorio III), Degree Course in
Physics (Bologna Campus).
- Classes in Nuclear and Sub-Nuclear Physics, Advanced School for
Health Physics, 1st year.
Co-referee to various dissertations, and referee for one
dissertation in the Degree Course in Information Sciences.
2007 to present: Continues his research within the AMS while also
pursuing other lines of fundamental and applied research in
In charge of the AMS02 Montecarlo production for Bologna.
In charge of the DASIPM Bologna group for the development of
silicon photo-multipliers (position held up to 2009 under the
In 2010 he initiates his collaboration with Prof. Casali's group,
porting the tomographic reconstruction algorithm to parallel
processing on a Microsoft HPC cluster. The case was selected by
Microsoft and published on the MS site. Results were
Using a cluster installed by himself in Bologna, he works at a
genetic classification project with Prof. Daniel Remondini.
In the course of Academic Years 2010-11 and 2011-12 he has been
teaching Parallel Programming and Distributed Systems for the
Degree Course in Information Sciences and Technology in
In 2011 he has also been working in the field of Low Energy Nuclear