I am an astrophysicist, and more specifically I study the formation and evolution
of galaxies over the life of the Universe by combining observations from telescopes
operating both from the ground and from space, and exploiting the advantages offered
by mounting telescopes on space satellites. I have long been involved in a projects
exploiting ESA and NASA
satellite missions such as Herschel,
Spitzer and ISO.
More recently I have worked with ESO ground-based telescopes
such as VST and VISTA to better understand the properties of distant infrared and radio galaxies
and I have been involved with the planning of radio observations with the MeerKAT and the SKA.
I am a keen computer user and software developer and a devoted open source content supporter,
and in my spare time I enjoy reading and talking life, politics and science. I also serve as
the coordinator of the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape (NIRC).
On these pages you'll find some more detail about my research and personal interests.
Hope you enjoy your stay...