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Short Bio

I was born on July 18th, 1966, in Livorno, in Tuscany, on the Tyrrhenian sea. Both my parents are from the same city, but my grandparents came also from Pisa and Naples. I have lived near Milan (where both my siblings were born) for about 4 and a half years, then in Rome, for almost 14 years: there I attended elementary, junior and high school.

In November 1984 I went to Pisa, where I attended the University. I earned my degree on March 16th, 1989, defending a thesis in Analytic Number Theory [D1], whose advisors were Roberto Dvornicich and Alberto Perelli. About a year later I moved to Genoa, for my Ph.D. studies under Alberto Perelli, and I successfully defended my thesis [D2] in Rome on July 26th, 1994.

Still in my fourth and final year as a graduate student, in September 1992 I won a competition for a position as Ricercatore in Parma, officially in the subject of Mathematical Analysis, since Number Theory, as such, is unknown to the Italian legislator (in this case, ignorance is not bliss, not mine at least!). I moved there soon afterwards. I finally succeded in obtaining the habilitation (idoneità) to be an Associate Professor in February 2004, but the Central Government prevented all Universities from hiring personnel for two years (alas, this is the literal truth) and I started working as Associate Professor on New Year's Eve, 2004.

Beside the picture in the upper left corner, you can see my portrait here, in one of the fairly rare cases when I am shaved and my hair is simultaneously combed.

Other Interests

Beside studying, doing, teaching, talking about Mathematics and playing football, I spared some time for other things.


Some of my friends who have a web page are listed here, strictly by alphabetical order of their first name. --> On-line Publications

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