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Coordinatore di Corso di Dottorato (Collegio di Dottorato FISICA)

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(Area 0002 - Scienze fisiche)
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Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0001-8023-0786
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Research topics My main research topic is the study of supergravity theories in different dimensions and their solutions (voids of the theory, black holes, black branes, wormholes, etc.). Particular attention is paid to solutions with asymptotic geometry of anti-de Sitter type, in light of their relevance in studying the gravity / conformal gauge theories holographic duality. In this context, properties of non-gravitational systems, even of condensed matter (eg graphene, etc.), in a strong coupling regime, can be deduced from gravity solutions. 
 A more fundamental problem, to be tackled before the above analysis, is the construction of supergravity theories with particular vacuum structures. This is accomplished through the gauging procedure. I have contributed to the introduction and development of a formulation of this procedure, now widely used in our community, based on the use of the so-called embedding tensor. This technique allows a systematic study of extended supergravities and their vacua. Another problem of particular interest is the interpretation of supergravity vacua, and in general of supergravity solutions, as solutions of superstring theory (a possible ultraviolet quantum description of gravity). This is not always possible. An important theoretical tool to this end is the Exceptional Field Theory and its application to interpret supergravity solutions within the superstring theory (or M-theory) is one of my present research interests.
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE2_5 - Classical and quantum physics of gravitational interactions PE2_1 - Theory of fundamental interactions


Black holes Supersymmetry, supergravity, dualities
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale - Prima fascia conferred by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italy (2014)


  • Fellow - Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi, Italia (2015-2016)
    Responsabile scientifico di un Advenced Grant bandito dal Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi sul progetto “A Geometric Approach to Quantum Gravity”.Grant


  • 2007 Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics/ Manchester University, Regno Unito, 19-25/7/2007, convenor of the parallel session on “Non-Perturbative Field Theory, String Theory, Quantum Groups and Non-Commutative Geometry” of the 2007 Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, 19-25 July 2007, Manchester (England)
  • third RTN Winter School "The Quantum Structure of Spacetime and the Geometric Nature of Fundamental Interactions"/ University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Paesi Bassi, 17-22/1/2002, Participation to the organizing committee

Other titles

  • Coordinatore del Collegio di Dottorato in Fisica presso il Politecnico di Torino (2018-2021)
  • Coordinatore del Corso di Dottorato in Fisica presso il Politecnico di Torino (2021-2024)

Non-commercial collaboration agreements

  • Adesione al Centro Interuniversitario per l'Algebra, la Geometria e la Fisica Teorica "Arnold-Regge", (unknown date-unknown date) - Personale interno di riferimento

    Inter-university centres


    Adesione al Centro Interuniversitario per l'Algebra, la Geometria e la Fisica Teorica "Arnold-Regge"


    • ITALIA


    • Centro Interuniversitario per l'Algebra, la Geometria e la Fisica Teorica Arnold Regge