In my work I develop and use numerical simulations to study the formation of structures in the Universe. I mainly focus my efforts on the first billion years of the Universe and the Epoch of Reionization.
I was born in Modena, Italy. I did my Bachelors' studies in Physics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) and my Master's studies in Theoretical Physics at the University of Bologna (Italy), working on numerical simulations of non-standard cosmologies. I obtained my Ph.D. at the Argelander Institut fuer Astronomie (Bonn, Germany). In the past, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Santa Cruz (USA) and a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich (Germany).
I am often involved in outreach initiatives, either as speaker or as organizer.