Hello, this is Mattia! I am from Savigliano, a small town in the North-West of Italy. I studied in Torino, where I completed my B.Sc. in Physics Engineering (PoliTO) and my M.Sc. in Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics (UniTO). Currently, I am finishing my Ph.D. in Cosmology and Astrophysics at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), University of Oslo (UiO).
I am always looking for new challenges and I want to find the best solution to new problems. I am looking forward to improving my knowledge. I love problem-solving, programming, numerics and computation. I really enjoy working with other people in a team: it means learning more and faster.
As a cosmologist and astrophysicist, my job is to unveil the darkest secrets of the Universe. I try to answer questions such as "How did galaxies form?" and "What is dark matter?".
I develop my own algorithms, encoding many different physical phenomena. On the basis of a simple picture of the Universe a long time ago, I simulate the formation of stars, galaxies and dark matter halos on supercomputers, all at once!
Comparing the simulation data with astronomical observations, I can decide whether a model works well, has to be improved, or even discharged. Among the various models I have been working on, the most interesting ones concern dark matter and its mysterious nature.