Santa Barbara (California)

Post Doc at SLAC National Accelerator (Stanford University)


Research interests:

  1. Astroparticle physics
    1. Indirect detection of Dark Matter with
      • Positrons and electrons (with AMS-02 and Pamela data)
      • Gamma rays (with Fermi-LAT and IACTs data)
      • Antiprotons (with AMS-02 and Pamela data)
    2. Gamma-ray emission from AGN and pulsars
    3. Positrons and electrons emission from Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernovae
  2. Particle physics
    1. Cross section for the production of antiprotons
    2. Annihilation cross section of Dark Matter particles

Presentation at the Fifth Fermi Symposium in Nagoya.


The composition of the Fermi-LAT IGRB intensity: astrophysical emissions and dark matter annihilations.  


(Thank you Kevork Abazajian for the picture)





  • I did my Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. studies at the University of Turin, Department of Physics.
  • I earned in 2009 the Bachelor degree in Physics  with a thesis on Extended Theories of Gravitation , under the supervision of Prof. L. Fatibene. We proposed a class of relativistic theories of gravitation based on a fundamental paper of Ehlers, Pirani and Schild. They proposed in 1972 some axioms to deduce General Relativity from observational structures such as light rays and free falling mass particles. 
  • In 2011 I got the Master degree in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics . The Master thesis, performed with Prof. F. Donato as advisor, dealt with the Indirect detection of Dark Matter (DM) through γ-ray signals . In this work I derived upper limits on the galactic DM annihilation cross section using the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) measurements of the Isotropic γ-Ray Background. 
  • Since 2012 I’m a Ph.D student under the supervision of Prof. F. Donato. In 2013 I have begun a joint Ph.D project with University of Grenoble under the guidance of Dr. P. D. Serpico of Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique Theórique. During these two years (out of three) of Ph.D, my research activity has been focused on the indirect detection of DM using -rays. An important part of my work concerns also the astrophysical study of galactic and extragalactic sources as for example Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), Pulsars and Supernovae.


1) M. di Mauro, F. Donato.

The composition of the Fermi-LAT IGRB intensity: astrophysical emissions and dark 

                matter annihilations.                                                                                                          Foreseen November 2014.

2) M. di Mauro, F. Donato, A. Goudelis, P. D. Serpico

A new evaluation of the antiproton production cross section for cosmic ray studies.

Phys. Rev. D 90, 085017 (2014). arXiv:1408.0288.

3) M. Di Mauro, A. Cuoco, F. Donato, J. M. Siegal-Gaskins

Fermi-LAT gamma-ray anisotropy and intensity explained by unresolved Radio-Loud         

                Active Galactic Nuclei.

Accepted in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. arXiv:1407.3275.

4) F. Calore, M. Di Mauro, F. Donato

Diffuse gamma-ray emission from galactic Millisecond Pulsars.

Astrophys.J. 796 (2014) 1, 14. arXiv:1406.2706

5) F. Calore, V. De Romeri, M. Di Mauro, F. Donato, J. Herpich, A. Maccio’ and L. Maccione.       

                Uncertainties on gamma-ray anisotropy from dark matter substructures. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2014 442 1151-1156.         


6) M. Di Mauro, F. Donato, N. Fornengo R. Lineros and A. Vittino.

               Interpretation of AMS-02 electrons and positrons data. 

               Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 04 (2014) 006. arXiv:1402.0321.

7) M. Di Mauro, F. Donato, G. Lamanna, D. Sanchez and P. D. Serpico.

Diffuse gamma-ray emission from Bl Lacertae Blazars. 

               Astrophys.J 786 129 (2014). arXiv:1311.5708.

8) M. Di Mauro, F. Calore, F. Donato. 

Diffuse γ-ray emission from misaligned active galactic nuclei.  


Proceedings of Rencontres de Moriond, La Thuile, March 9th - 16th, 2013.

9) T. Bringmann, F. Calore, M. Di Mauro, F. Donato. 

Updated constraints on WIMP dark matter annihilation into gamma-rays.

Phys. Rev. D 89,023012 (2014). arXiv:1303.3284

10) M. Di Mauro, F. Calore, F. Donato, M. Ajello, L. Latronico. 

Diffuse γ-ray emission from misaligned active galactic nuclei

Astrophys.J. 780 (2014) 161. arXiv:1304.0908

11) M Di Mauro, L Fatibene, M Ferraris, M Francaviglia. 

Further Extended Theories of Gravitation.

Part I. Int.J.Geom.Meth.Mod.Phys.7:887-898,2010. arXiv:0911.2841.

A complete list of my publications is available at the following web page:




Mattia Di Mauro,
Feb 16, 2015, 2:43 AM