Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy, University Bologna, 1993.
Astronomer Bologna Astronomical Observatory, Italy, 1992—2001. Associate professor astrophysics Department Astronomy, University Bologna, since 2001. Referee international research journals.
Tutor, astrophysics Collegio Superiore University Bologna. Long term visitor Princeton University, New Jersey, Oxford University, England. Visiting astronomer scuola normale superiore, Pisa, Italy.
Short term visitor Kapteyn Institute University Groningen, Institute Theory & Computation Harvard University. Short term visitor, mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Short term visitor European Southern Observatory.
Member of International Astronomical Union.
Married Silvia Pellegrini, May 1, 1993. Children: Anna Magdalena, Sofia Elisabetta.