After obtaining my degree in Physics at the University of Torino, I did the PhD on gamma-ray astronomy (with the EAS-TOP experiment at Gran Sasso) at the University of L'Aquila. I became researcher of the Gran Sasso Laboratory in 1997. My present activity is focused on the search for Dark Matter with the XENON program. In 2011, being interested also in socio-economic aspects of science, I obtained a MBA degree with the University of Warwick (UK). Starting in September 2013, I will be on leave as visiting faculty at the New York University in Abu Dhabi.
I have collaborated with the start up of the GSSI since the very beginning. I think that sharing knowledge is key to a better life for individuals and society, and the GSSI will allow the sharing of the most advanced knowledge and research to take place in our wonderful, albeit wounded, city of L'Aquila.