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I’m a Research Associate in Astrophysics at Dartmouth College, USA.
I obtained my PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Bologna (Italy) in the beginning of 2018, and immediately moved to the USA to work with Prof. Ryan Hickox.
My research focuses on Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and the role they play among the evolutionary cycle of galaxies. In particular, during my PhD I investigated the physics of obscured AGN, the major contributors to the diffuse cosmic X-ray background, using mostly the NASA telescope NuSTAR.
Currently, I am working on a new Chandra survey in the XBoötes field, pushing the previous Chandra coverage from ~5 ks to ~30 ks in the central 6 square degrees of the field. Such a deeper exposure on a wide contiguous area will allow to detect thousands of AGN and to trace the large structure of the Universe to an unprecedented detail.
In this website you can find information about me, my publications, and how to get in touch with me.