• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour.  Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, placed in Pisa, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. 

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

Adjoint Professor
Tel. +39 050 509608

Palazzo della Carovana

Classe di Scienze Matematiche e Naturali
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7
56126, PISA

Mar 2003 Laurea in Fisica (M.S. in Physics) cum laude, University of Pisa.
Dec 2007 Ph.D. in Physics cum laude, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.

Academic career
Apr 2007 - Aug 2008 Research fellowship (Post-Doc), University of Pisa, Italy
Sep 2008 - Dec 2010 Research Associate (Post-Doc), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Jan 2011 - Oct 2011 Research fellowship (Post-Doc), University of Pisa, Italy.
Nov 2011 - today: Assistant Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa

Research activity
I do research in experimental particle physics and I am experienced in detector design, building, operation, in data acquisition and especially in data analysis, in "beauty" and "charm" physics with a keen interest in CP-violating asymmetries and CKM parameters, where I have produced the world most precise experimental measurements, as member of the CDF collaboration and currently also as member of the LHCb collaboration.
My activities are mostly financed by the INFN, to which I am associated in Pisa. I am one of the co-founders of local LHCb Pisa Group.