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.