Born in Milan and raised in North-Eastern Italy in the region called "Friuli", I completed my Ph.D. at SISSA-ISAS (Trieste) in 1991. My work there focused on high precision electroweak measurements, loop corrections to electroweak observables, and searches for signals of new physics. I carried out my first postdoc at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) and a second postdoc at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, IL). In 1996 I was offered a professorship position aimed to set up a Ph.D. program in physics in the University of Antioquia (Medellín, CO) to serve the whole Department of Antioquia (about 6 millions population). In UdeA I served as a full time professor until 2007 and then half-time until 2009. I supervised five Ph.D., six M.Sc. and two B.Sc. thesis. All the students which I supervised are presently holding academic positions. In 2001 I joined as staff researcher the Theory Group of the INFN Frascati National Laboratories. I became Senior Researcher in 2009, and Research Director in 2019. Since 2015 I am Head of the LNF Theory Group. During my career I have been working on disparate topics in particle and astroparticle physics. My present interests focus on axion theory and phenomenology, dark matter and physics of dark sectors, neutrino and flavour physics, and more in general on physics beyond the standard model in all its aspects.
I love traveling especially in un-touristic regions of the world.
I am a fan of scuba diving and of free diving. I enjoy skiing,
ice-skating, sailing and walking in the mountains.