My research activity concerns the study of strongly interacting matter at extreme conditions of density and temperature. The equation of state (EoS) of this extreme matter is a basic ingredient to describe the structure and the early evolution of neutron stars (NSs) and for modeling various astrophysical phenomena as core-collapse supernovae (CCSN) and binary NS (BNS) mergers. My research focus on various aspects of this fascinating inter-disciplinary subject which involve different fields of physics, such as nuclear and particle physics, quantum many-body physics, astrophysics and general relativity. More precisely: 1) microscopic calculations of the EoS of nuclear matter and hyperonic matter; 2) structure and evolution of NSs and hyperon stars, hyperon puzzle; 3) quark deconfinement phase transition in NSs and its astrophysical implications (two
coexisting families of compact stars, GRBs, msPSRs); 4) BNS mergers and gravitational waves signal to constrain dense matter EoS.
- Benchmark calculations of infinite neutron matter with realistic two- and three-nucleon potentials 
- Effect of chiral nuclear forces on the neutrino mean free path in hot neutron matter 
- Isoentropic equations of state of β -stable hadronic matter with a quark phase transition 
- Numerical relativity simulations of prompt collapse mergers: Threshold mass and phenomenological constraints on neutron star properties after GW170817 
- The Equation of State of Neutron Star Matter