Gianfranco Bertone

Gianfranco Bertone
Affiliation: University of Amsterdam, NL
Keywords: Dark Matter, Cosmic Rays, Extra Dimensions

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I am an Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam, where I lead a research team investigating topics at the interface between Particle Physics and Cosmology.

After a PhD at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris, I have held teaching and research positions at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Padova, the IAP in Paris and the University of Zurich, before moving to Amsterdam.

I am currently the spokesperson of the Center of Excellence in Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam, GRAPPA (Gravitation, AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam).

I am the editor-in-chief of the new “Physics of the Dark Universe” journal.

I have recently published my first popular science book “Behind the Scenes of the Universe: from the Higgs to Dark Matter“, with Oxford University Press. The French edition of the book has won in 2015 the ‘Ciel et Espace’ prize for the best Astronomy book.