Scientific Staff

Riccardo Barbieri

Professor Emeritus

+39 050 509251

Palazzo Carovana, Office 59

I am interested in the Fundamental Interactions of Particle Physics and in the early Universe. My current interests focus on the flavour problem and in ultra-light scalars as DM particles.

Augusto Sagnotti


My research focuses on Theoretical Physics, and in particular on gravitational interactions. Currently a main theme is the breaking of Supersymmetry in Supergravity and in String Theory.

+39 050 509253

Palazzo Carovana, Office 63

Roberto Contino

Associate Professor

I am interested in the theory of Fundamental Interactions and in the description of the Early Universe. My current research focuses on models of EW symmetry breaking and Dark Matter.

+39 050 509243

Palazzo Carovana, Office 120

Enrico Trincherini

Assistant Professor

My research activity focuses on Theoretical High Energy physics, in particular on Quantum Field Theory, Gravitational physics and Cosmology.

+39 050 509608

Palazzo Carovana, Office 76A

Associated Scientific Staff

Dario Buttazzo

INFN Researcher

+39 050 509094

Palazzo Carovana, Office 119

My research activity is focused on theoretical high-energy physics. In particular, I am interested in fundamental interactions beyond the Standard Model, the origin of fermion masses and mixings, and more in general quantum field theory and cosmology.​


Postdoc Fellows

Ehsan Hatefi

My research has been mostly focused on theoretical high-energy physics, in particular on String Theory, D-branes,  Quantum Field Theory, Conformal Field Theory, Geometry,  Black Holes, AdS/CFT and gravitational physics.

+39 050 509086

Palazzo Carovana, Office 96

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Adrien Kuntz

+39 050 509086

Palazzo Carovana, Office 96

I am broadly interested in gravitational waves and cosmology. My recent research focuses on tests of gravity and application of effective field theory techniques to gravitational waves emission.

Oleg Popov

+39 050 509094

Palazzo Carovana, Office 119

My research focuses on neutrino physics, BSM and unification model building, phase transitions and gravitational waves, dark matter and phenomenology, lepton mixing and flavour physics.

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Yoshiyuki Tatsuta

+39 050 509711

Palazzo Carovana, Office 89

My research interest is on string phenomenology and cosmology, in particular on the pheno- menology of D-brane models, flux compactifica-tions and moduli physics.

PhD Students

Salvatore Bottaro

+39 050 509267

Palazzo Carovana, Office 84

Marco Costa

+39 050 50xxxx

Palazzo Carovana, Office 84

Andrea Luzio

+39 050 509xxx

Palazzo Carovana, Office xx

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Salvatore Raucci

+39 050 509xxx

Palazzo Carovana, Office xx

Francesco Serra

+39 050 509088

Palazzo Carovana, Office 80

Sonali Verma

+39 050 509894

Palazzo Carovana, Office 84

Ludovico Vittorio

+39 050 509894

Palazzo Canonica, Office 8

Kirill Zatrimaylov

+39 050 509711

Palazzo Carovana, Office 98