My main scientific interest is in the experimental study of the elementary components of matter and their interactions. Presently the best model describing the matter structure at elementary level is the Standard Model, a theory built in the last fifty years and whose last components, the Higgs Boson, has been measured in 2012. In my scientific life I have explored this model in many ways. In the last years, with the ATLAS detector, I have tested the Standard Model theory in the QCD, Electro-Weak and Higgs sector. What I find particularly interesting in ATLAS is the wide range of physics studies possible to carry out.
Being an experimental physicist I have always also worked at the development of detectors. Presently I work on new developments on hadron calorimetry and trigger. Innovation in detector concepts is the basic ingredient to help advancements in physics research and participating to designing, building and putting into operation a detector is a particularly rewarding work.
- A detailed map of Higgs boson interactions by the ATLAS experiment ten years after the discovery 
- Constraints on Higgs boson production with large transverse momentum using H → bb̅ decays in the ATLAS detector 
- Determination of the parton distribution functions of the proton using diverse ATLAS data from pp collisions at √s=7, 8 and 13 TeV 
- Managing Students from 23 Different Countries in Distance Learning: The Foundation Course Experience of the University of Pisa 
- Measurement of Higgs boson decay into b-quarks in associated production with a top-quark pair in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector