Current position
Previous positions
Research interests
- Scattering amplitudes
- Higher order computations in perturbative QCD and in N=4 super Yang Mills
- Higgs boson physics
- Gravitational wave emissions in binary systems of massive compact objects
CV and Publications
Invited seminars and talks
- Top and b mass effects in Higgs production at LHC, at ETH Zuerich, 2 April 2024
- Top and b mass effects in the pT distribution of Higgs production, at the 19th Workshop of the LHC Higgs Working Group, 28 November 2022
- The pT distribution of Higgs production at next-to-leading order in alpha_s, at High Precision for Hard Processes (HP2 2022), 20 September 2022
- Mixed QCD-EW Higgs production and Higgs precision studies, at
Flowing into the Future: Particle Jets in Quantum Field Theory and Phenomenology,
25 March 2022
- Higgs production, and more, at the Physik-Institute of University of Zuerich, 26 October 2021
- A tale of two Regge limits, at QCD@Work, 27 June 2018, at Amplitudes 2018, 22 June 2018
- Amplitudes (in the Standard Model and beyond), at New Frontiers in Theoretical Physics, Cortona, 25 May 2018
- The Regge limit in QCD and in N=4 Super Yang-Mills, at ETH Zuerich, 30 May 2017
- The S matrix and the high energy limit, Colloquium at the Max Planck Institute, 21 June 2016
- ColorfulNNLO: a NNLO subtraction method, at the University of Padova, 27 April 2016
at LHC Run II and the Precision Frontier, KITP, Santa Barbara, 24 March 2016, at the University of Edinburgh, 28 January 2016
- The infrared structure of QCD amplitudes in the high-energy limit, at the University of Mainz, 25 June 2014
- Higgs production at LHC, at the WONP-NURT Symposium, Havana, Cuba, 5 February 2013
- The High-Energy Limit, at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics Edinburgh, 26 September 2012
- Amplitudes and Wilson loops in N=4 Super Yang-Mills and in QCD,
at the University of Roma La Sapienza, 14 January 2013, at Scattering Amplitudes, Trento, 16 July 2012, at QCD@Work 2012, Bari, 19 June 2012, at Cortona 2012, 1 June 2012,
at the University of Roma -- Tor Vergata, 7 May 2012, at the University of Milano, 3 May 2012, at SLAC, Stanford, 18 November 2011, at Amplitudes 2011, Ann Arbor, MI, 11 November 2011, at the Theory Institute TH-LPCC, CERN, Geneve, 8 August 2011, at the XI Workshop on Non-Perturbative QCD, Paris, 7 June 2011, at the WONP-NURT Symposium, La Habana, 10 February 2011, at the LHCPhenoNet kick-off meeting, Valencia, 3 February 2011, at Brown Univesity, Providence, RI, 8 November 2010, at the ITP, SUNY Stony Brook, NY, 25 August 2010 and at the University of Torino, 24 May 2010
- The infrared structure of gauge amplitudes in the high-energy limit, at the LNF Spring Institute, Frascati, 17 May 2012, at NIKHEF, Amsterdam, 10 May 2012
- Feynman Integrals, Polylogarithms and Symbols, at ACAT 2011, London, 7 September 2011
- Anatomy of QCD corrections: Wilson loops and amplitudes in N=4 Super Yang-Mills at weak coupling, at the XLVIth Rencontres de Moriond, La Thuile, 25 March 2011
- Hadron Collider Phenomenology, at the Workshop on Perturbative and Non-Perturbative Aspects of QCD at Collider Energies, INT, Seattle, WA, 15 September 2010
- Recent developments in QCD,
au Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, La Thuile, 2 March 2010
- SYM amplitudes in the high-energy limit, at the Workhop on Calculations for Modern and Future Colliders, CALC 2009, JINR, Dubna, Russia, 11 July 2009
- QCD at the LHC, at the Center for Particle Physics and Phenomenology, Louvain, Belgium, 28-29-30 April 2009
- SYM amplitudes & pentagons in the high-energy limit, at Amplitudes 09, Durham, UK, 1 April 2009
- Top physics at the LHC, at the WONP-NURT Symposium, La Habana, 11 February 2009
- Physics studies at the SLHC, at the ATLAS/CMS meeting for the Upgrade to the SLHC, INFN High Energy Experiment National Committee, Sestri Levante, 13 November 2008
- MSYM amplitudes in the high-energy limit, at the University of Edinburgh, 9 October 2008,
and at the Workshop on Gauge Theory and String Theory, Zurich, 2 July 2008
- Higgs production in association with jets at the LHC at the Epiphany Conference on LHC Physics, Cracow, Poland, 4 January 2008, at the XLIInd Rencontres de Moriond , La Thuile, 21 March 2007, and at the Workshop HERA for the LHC, DESY, Hamburg, 15 March 2007
- Top physics a LHC, at the INFN High Energy Experiment National Committee, Roma, 2 April 2007
- Towards jet cross sections at NNLO through subtraction, at Universita` di Milano Bicocca, 23 March 2007, at Universita` di Milano, 25 January 2007, and at SLAC, 1 November 2006
- Higgs, the missing link of the Standard Model, at the Workshop Physics for Large and Small Scale, Nha Trang, Vietnam, 5 January 2007
- Aspettando l'LHC, a Colloquium at Universita` di Alessandria, 29 November 2006
- Higgs production at the LHC, at the Workshop Getting Ready for the LHC, Madrid, 26 October 2006
- A Subtraction Scheme for Cross Sections at NNLO, at the Workshop on High Precision for Hard Processes, Zurich, 8 September 2006
- Cross sections at NNLO at DIS2006, Tsukuba, Japan, 22 April 2006
- Higgs production at the LHC, at the WONP-NURT Symposium, Havana, Cuba, 3 April 2006
- QCD challenges at the LHC, at the XLIst Rencontres de Moriond , La Thuile, 21 March 2006
- QCD at hadron colliders , at WHEPP-9, Bhubaneswar, India, 5 January 2006, at the Workshop From Twistors to Amplitudes, Queen Mary, London, 3 November 2005, at Cortona, 26 May 2005
- Progress on NNLO subtraction, at RADCOR05, Shonan Village, Kanagawa, Japan, 3 October 2005, at the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, 7 May 2005, and at SLAC, 14 April 2005
- Hunting BFKL at hadron colliders, at the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, 5 May 2005
- Higgs Production at the LHC, at LNF, Frascati, 1 June 2005, and at Universita` di Roma Sapienza, 21 October 2004
- QCD at the LHC, at the II Italian Workshop on ATLAS and CMS Physics, Napoli, 15 October 2004
- QCD Radiative Corrections to Di-Photon + 1 Jet Production, at the CERN Workshop on Monte Carlo tools for the LHC, Geneve, 9 July 2003
- A few facts on the high energy limit of QCD, at the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, 30 May 2003
- QCD Radiative Corrections to gamma* gamma* -> hadrons, at Loopfest II, Brookhaven, 15 May 2003
- The high energy limit of QCD, at a Journal Club in Torino, 10 October 2002
- Higgs + 2 Jets via Gluon Fusion, at a Theory Colloquium at CERN, 31 July 2002
- A Smuggled Technical Note on Mueller Navelet Jets from the Fellows' Garden, at the Workshop on TeV-Scale Physics, Cambridge, UK, 20 July 2002
- Recent progress in jet physics at large rapidities, at the QCDNET 2001 Workshop, Weimar, Germany, 13 September 2001
- QCD radiative corrections to gamma* gamma* to hadrons, at the EPS International Conference on High Energy Physics, Budapest, Hungary, July 2001
- Higgs production plus two jets at hadron colliders, at the EPS International Conference on High Energy Physics, Budapest, Hungary, July 2001
- Forward jets and forward W-boson production at hadron colliders, at the EPS International Conference on High Energy Physics, Budapest, Hungary, July 2001
- The high-energy limit of H + 2 jet production via gluon fusion, at the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, France, May 2001
- The high-energy limit of QCD at two loops, at the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, France, May 2001
- gamma* gamma* to hadrons at LEP2, at the QCDNET 2000 Workshop, Paris, France, September 2000
- Production Rates at NNLO in QCD, at Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste, La Thuile, Italy, March 2000
- NLO and NNLO Calculations, at the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, France, June 1999
- NLL BFKL and NNLO, at DIS99, 7th Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Phenomena, Zeuthen, Germany, 22 April 1999
- QCD Amplitudes in the High-Energy Limit and the BFKL resummation, at the Winter Conference on Non-Perturbative Particle Dynamics,
Aspen, CO, USA, January 1999
- The infrared behavior of QCD cross sections at NNLO, at the Corfu Summer Institute on Elementary Particle Physics, Corfu, Greece, September 1998
- QCD Amplitudes in the High-Energy Limit at LISHEP98, Rio, Brasil, February 1998
- BFKL Small-x Resummation: Leading and Next-to-Leading
at the RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop on Perturbative QCD, Brookhaven, NY, USA, 1997
- BFKL in forward jet production at the XIIth Symposium on Hadron Collider Physics, Stony Brook, NY, USA, 1997
- BFKL: a minireview at DIS97, 5th Workshop on
Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Phenomena, Chicago, IL, USA
- Next-to-leading Corrections to the BFKL Equation at the
3rd Workshop on Small-x and Diffractive Physics, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA, 1996
- Theory of Double Hard Diffraction at the XIth Symposium on Hadron Collider Physics, Abano Terme, Italy, 1996
- Diffractive Interactions Summary talk of the Diffractive Physics parallel session at DIS96, 4th Workshop on
Deep Inelastic Scattering, Roma, Italy, April 1996
- Large Rapidity Gaps between Jets at HERA and at the Tevatron
at DIS96, 4th Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering, Roma, Italy, April 1996
- Forward Jets at HERA and at the Tevatron
at DIS96, 4th Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering, Roma, Italy, April 1996
- Next-to-leading Corrections to the BFKL Equation at Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste,
La Thuile, Italy, March 1996
- Soft, Semihard and Hard Photon-Photon Physics at the Workshop on e+e- Collisions at TeV Energies,
Annecy, Gran Sasso, Hamburg, 1995
- Theory of Hard Diffraction and Rapidity Gaps at the 10th Topical Workshop on Proton-Antiproton Collider Physics,
Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA, 1995
- Forward Jet Production in DIS at DIS95, 3rd Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD, Paris, France, 1995
- Multigluon Amplitudes in the High-energy Limit at the XXXth Rencontres de Moriond, Les Arcs, France, 1995
- Rapidity Gap Physics at Hadron Colliders at the 2nd Workshop
on Small-x and Diffractive Physics at the Tevatron, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA, 1994
- Rapidity Gaps and Rapidity Intervals at Hadron Colliders at the
Summer Institute: From Particle Physics to Cosmology - QCD, Gran Sasso, Italy, September 1994
- Rapidity Gaps and Jets at Hadron Colliders at the International
Summer Institute on Hadron Structure and QCD in Hard Processes, ECT*, Trento, Italy, July 1994
- Transverse Momentum Distributions in Large-rapidity Dijet Production at the Tevatron
at the 6th Rencontres de Blois, Blois, France, June 1994
- Azimuthal Angle Decorrelation in Large-Rapidity Dijet Production at the Tevatron at the Workshop QCD 94,
Montpellier, France, June 1994
- Dijet Production at Large Rapidity Intervals at the Tevatron and HERA at DIS94, 2nd Workshop on
Deep Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects,
Eilat, Israel, February 1994
- Parton-Parton Elastic Scattering and Rapidity Gaps at Tevatron Energies at the 5th Blois Workshop on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering, Providence, RI, USA, June 1993
- Parton-Parton Elastic Scattering and Rapidity Gaps at SSC and LHC Energies at the Workshop on Physics at Current Accelerators and the Supercollider,
Argonne National Lab., Argonne, IL, USA, 1993
- Jet inclusive cross sections at DPF92, the 7th Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the APS, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA, 1992
- The Mueller-Navelet Jets at the Rocky Mountain Consortium Summer
Workshop on Physics and detectors at the SSC, Boulder, CO, USA, August 1992
- Tensor Algebra for the Icosahedral Group at the XVIIth International Conference on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, Sainte-Adele, Canada, June 1988
Courses
- in Spring 2024, A NLO subtraction method for QCD cross sections (lectures 1, 2, 3)
- in Winter 2024, Scattering Amplitudes
- in Autumn 2022,
Scattering Amplitudes (script)
- in Autumn 2020,
Scattering Amplitudes in Quantum Field Theories
- in Spring 2020,
Introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics (script)
- in Spring 2019,
Introduction to Quantum Chromodynamics
- in Spring 2017, A (N)NLO subtraction method for QCD cross sections
- in January 2017, together with Simon Caron-Huot (McGill) and Claude Duhr (CERN),
The BFKL equation reloaded and the multi-Regge kinematics in QCD and in N=4 SYM
(Simon's lectures 1, 2, 3;
Claude's lectures 1,2,3;
my lectures 1, 2, 3,
4)
- in June 2016,
An introduction to the perturbative Pomeron and to the BFKL equation in QCD and in N=4 SYM
(lectures 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8,
tutorials 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6)
- in Autumn 2015, together with Babis Anastasiou, Classical Mechanics (script)
- in 2008, 2009, 2011, graduate lectures on QCD in the LHC era at the Universities of Salerno and Roma3
- from 1997 to 2003, graduate lectures on Parton Model, QCD and Renormalisation, at the Universities of Edinburgh, Torino and at the Weizmann Institute, based on the programme
- in 1996 - 1997, undergraduate lectures on Quantum Physics at the University of Edinburgh
- in 1995, an Academic Training Course on The perturbative QCD pomeron
at DESY
School of Analytic Computing in Theoretical High-Energy Physics
- In 2011, 2013,
2015 and 2016,
with the support of the EC ITN network LHCPhenoNet,
in 2019 with the support of the EC COST Action particleface and
of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik,
in 2023 with the support of the Department of Astrophysics
of the University of Zuerich, and in all of the editions above with the support of INFN,
I have organised the School of Analytic Computing in Theoretical High-Energy Physics, in Atrani.
The aim of the School is to provide to young theorists the analytic tools to compute scattering amplitudes for collider physics and for gravitational wave emissions.
Other schools and workshops I co-organised
- Workshop From Scattering Amplitudes to Gravitational-Wave Predictions for Compact Binaries, at the Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology, Zurich, July 2022.
- Workshop on Towards accuracy at small x,
at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Edinburgh, September 2019.
- Conference Amplitudes 2019, Dublin, July 2019.
- Workshop Amplitudes in the LHC era at the
Galileo Galilei Institute, Arcetri (Firenze), October - November 2018.
- Workshop on Elliptic Integrals in Mathematics and Physics, at
ETH Zuerich, CSF Ascona, September 2018.
- Workshop on Subtracting Infrared Singularities
Beyond NLO, at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Edinburgh, April 2018.
- Workshop on The elliptic/missing Feynman integrals,
at the ITP ETH Zuerich, June 2017.
- Workshop on Iterated integrals and the Regge limit,
at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Edinburgh, April 2017.
- Summer School on the Physics of LHC, at Martignano (Lecce),
in 2004, 2005,
2006 and 2010.
- Workshop
Advancing Collider Physics: from Twistors to Monte Carlos
at the Galileo Galilei Institute,
Arcetri (Firenze), August - October 2007.
- Workshop on Monte Carlo,
la Fisica e le Simulazioni a LHC, at LNF, Frascati, in February, May and October 2006.
Interview with Peter Higgs
- An interview with Peter Higgs, held in
Edinburgh on 8 December 2008.
Thanks to Peter Higgs and Peter Osborne
for helping me in editing the original text.
A short version of the interview, in Italian, has been published in June 2009 on the INFN magazine
Asimmetrie,
and in July 2012 on
Le Scienze online.
The translation in Italian of the interview, by Catia Peduto, Francesca Scianitti and myself, can be found
here, and on
Asimmetrie online.
Popularisation talks
Photography