I am an observational astrophysicist studying galaxies near and far. I obtained my PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge in 2015. After that, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, before starting a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF-OABrera) in late 2016. In September 2019 I joined the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo as Associate Professor  (permanent faculty member). Since 2020, I am appointed teacher of the Observational Astronomy course for Bachelor students in Physics at the University of Oslo. 

My main research area is the study of the baryon cycle in galaxies, with a focus on the cold and dense molecular gas phase - which is the raw fuel for star formation - and the investigation of how accreting super massive black holes and intense episodes of star formation affect galaxy evolution. 

I am the coordinator of an international project funded by an EU Horizon 2020 3.5M EUR grant, to perform a comprehensive Design Study for the Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope. AtLAST is a concept for a new 50-meter sub-mm single dish telescope, with a Field of View of 1-2 degrees, fully powered by sustainable energy, to be built on the Chajnantor Plateau in Chile. Visit the AtLAST project website for further information.

On the Llano de Chajnantor in the Atacama desert in Chile, surrounded by ALMA antennas