I am an experimental particle physicist at the Department of mathematics and physics of the Roma Tre University. For my research I also have a research role at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)
My research follows two main lines: the ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, where, with my team, we measure properties of the top quark; and the LEGEND-200 experiment, in preparation at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN. It seeks to investigate the nature of neutrinos, in particular whether they are the only known fermion which is its own anti-particle. With my local team we are working to reduce the ambient backgrounds to a minimum level in the detector.
I lecture at all levels of the academic curriculum: Laurea Triennale/bachelor degree in physics, Laurea Magistrale/master degree in physics and for the PhD programme at Roma Tre.
I am a happy participant in several outreach activities within the very rich programme set up by our resident Astro-Garden group.