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BSc in Astrophysics, MSc in theoretical Physics, PhD in Physics with specialization in Neuroscience/Computational Physics. Currently working in theoretical physics.

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  • Attended:
  • Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza
  • Università degli studi dell'Aquila

I've started my journey in Physics at La Sapienza university of Rome, studying Astrophysics during my BSc, then Theoretical Physics for my MSc, graduating in 2014 with an experimental thesis on beta-amyloids, the fibrils causing Alzheimer's disease. Following my interest in the Neuroscience field, for my PhD work I focused on neurorehabilitation from spinal cord injury, producing a computational model of the locomotor neural network in humans and rats. Now I'm back working on theoretical physics focusing on quantum field theory.

My main strengths are theoretical physics, basic physics (classical mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics), quantum and statistical mechanics, matter physics, computational physics (mainly Python and Neuron) and Neuroscience. I'm also interested in the cognitive side of neuroscience, mostly in unexplained phenomena such as sleep paralysis and in memory systems.

Since 2019 I've been also working as a proofreader for MSc and PhD theses and I've been a scientific advisor for an MA Choreography thesis at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Experience

I've been teaching with TheProfs for almost a year and around 400 hours of lessons. Some of my students are either IB maths and physics but the majority of them are attending BScs in Physics at different universities. I really enjoy teaching any undergrad math and physics courses and I'm happy to help with other useful skills such as scientific writing, exam technique and study schedule. I would be more than happy to teach any advanced theoretical physics too! I try to make topics as easy as possible, often I help the teaching remotely showing little experiments to help visualising the physical processes. My students enjoy the lessons and show a huge success rate at exams, scoring an average mark of 67%.

I've started working as a private tutor during my first year at University. I have a 15 years experience teaching teenagers and adults from high school to university, ranging from Physics to Mathematics to Chemistry. I have also taught severals SEND students.

Qualifications

    January 2014 – April 2018 PhD in Physics.*
  • Università degli studi di L'Aquila (Italy) in cooperation with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Main subjects:*
  • Neuroscience, Renshaw cells, EMGs analysis, Neuron and Python programming, locomotor networks, spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • **Graduation thesis:*
  • “Computational study of the role of Renshaw cells in the mammalian locomotor circuit”
  • September 2010 – October 2013 Master's degree in Physics.*
  • Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Italy)
  • Main subjects:*
  • Atomic force microscopy, amyloid fibrils, Alzheimer disease, Young modulus
  • Graduation thesis:*
  • “Characterization of beta-amyloid fibrils by atomic force microscopy”
  • Final mark:*
  • 100/110
  • September 2007 – November 2010 Bachelor's degree in Astrophysics.*
  • Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza” (Italy)
  • Main subjects:*
  • Theoretical physics, quantum mechanics, field quantization, Casimir force
  • Graduation thesis:*
  • “The Casimir effect”
  • Final mark:*
  • 97/110

Awards & Achievements

  • Winner of a 3 years PhD scholarship at Università dell'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
  • Invited contributor at ICNR 2018 in Pisa, Italy
Skills
Dissertation HelpUndergraduatePhDMaster's
ItalianA Level
PhysicsUndergraduatePhDMaster's
Physics and AstronomyUndergraduateMaster's
NeuroscienceUndergraduatePhDMaster's