Degree in Physics, University Rome, 1969.
Research associate, U. Rochester (New York), 1971-1973; assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1974-1979; research scientist, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany, 1980-1985; research scientist, Grenoble High Magnetic Fields Laboratory, Grenoble, France, 1985-1987; scientific director, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, 1987-1993; head of Theoretical Physics, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, since 1994.
Fellow American Physical Society.
Married Paola Contri. 1 child, Irene.