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I am a researcher in theoretical and mathematical physics at the University of Padova (in Italy) and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, as well as an associate of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).

Currently, my main research interest is the study of two dimensional conformal field theories, of integrable models (especially integrable quantum field theories and spin chains), and their applications to string theory and to the holgraphic duality (see below!).

On top of my research, I am also lecturing at the University of Padova in the Bachelors', Masters' and PhD programs, as well as in various doctoral schools.

Finally, I am actively working on outreach both within my community and towards the general public, to try to bring my area of research closer to the public and to increase interest in physics and mathematics in general.





String Theory animated documentary


Here is a video that I contributed creating with the YouTube channel Kurzgesagt on an introduction to String Theory.





The holographic principle animated documentary


Here is a video that I contributed creating with the YouTube channel Kurzgesagt on an introduction to the holographic principle in quantum gravity.