Doctor of Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, 1978.
Postdoctoral fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1978—1981. Researcher Scuola Normale Superiore, 1981—1988. Research fellow European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1982—1984.
Associate professor physics department University Pisa, 1988—2000, professor, physics department, since 2000, director, since 2003. Counselor National University Council, Rome, since 2007.
Member of Society Italiana di Fisica.
Married Flavia Marzano, September 17, 1982. 1 child Lorenzo Paolo.