I grew up in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland and was an undergraduate at ETH Zurich, before moving to Geneva University for my PhD with Ruth Durrer. I have been the Lockyer Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society at Oxford University, and since 2008 I’m a lecturer in astrophysics at Imperial College London.
What inspired you to study science?
I have always been curious about the way the world works. I thought that physics might provide some answers… I have since found out that the more you know, the more there is to know!
Do you have a role model in science?
There are many colleagues and mentors whom I admire and who have inspired me to pursue a career in physics.
A quote that inspires you?
“There is no question that there is an unseen world.
The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?”
— Woody Allen
The development and application of advanced statistical methods to outstanding problems in cosmology and astroparticle physics, in particular dark matter, dark energy and inflation.
A list of all Roberto’s papers can be found here.
Favourite reference papers:
Kodama & Sasaki, Cosmological Perturbation Theory, Prog.Theor.Phys.Suppl. 78 (1984) 1-166.
Roberto visited the group for six weeks from March to May 2011