I am a Research Fellow at the European Southern Observatory (Chile) from October 2018.
I support operations at Paranal Observatory at UT1 & UT2. I am KMOS Instrument Fellow.
My current research focuses on the discovery and characterization of the first luminous quasars in the very early universe (i.e. ~800 Myr old). These objects host very massive black holes in their centers, and they are formidable beacons of the pristine cosmic times. I am interested both in their physical properties and in the environments where they live in, which are predicted to be among the richest in the first Gyr of the universe.
I graduated from University of Milano-Bicocca in 2014, with a thesis on the environment of supermassive black hole binary candidates.