Education

- Degree in physics (laurea), Università degli Studi di Milano, 1991

- Ph. D. in theoretical physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, 1995

Positions

- Harvard University: Post-doc at the Physics Department, 1995-1997

- Milan University: Post-doc at the Mathematics Department, 1997-1998

- Zurich University: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mathematics, 1998-2003

- Zurich University: Full Professor at the Institute of Mathematics, 2003-present

- Zurich University: Deputy Director of the Institute of Mathematics, August 2013-July 2015

- Zurich University: Director of the Institute of Mathematics, August 2015-July 2017

Honors

- ICM invited speaker (Section Mathematical Physics), Madrid 2006. Proceedings paper

Long Term Scientific Stays

- Nantes University, June 1998

- Harvard University, September-December 2001

- IHES, March-May 2005

- University of California, Berkeley, mid-May–mid-June, 2012

Organization of Conferences

- Quantization in algebra and geometry, FIM, Zurich, January 6-9, 2003 (with G. Felder)

- Groupoids and Stacks in Physics and Geometry, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, June 29-July 5, 2003 (with P. Xu)

- Mathematical Aspects of String Theory, Centro Stefano Franscini on Monte Verità (Ascona, Switzerland), July 18-23, 2004 (with A. Alekseev, G. Felder and J. Fröhlich)

- Random Matrices and Other Random Objects, FIM, Zurich, May 17-21, 2005 (with G. Felder and T. Kappeler)

- Higher structures in geometry and physics, IHP, Paris, January 15-19, 2007 (with P. Xu)

- Special Semester on Poisson Geometry and Momentum Maps, Bernoulli Center, Lausanne, July 1 - December 31, 2008 (with A. Alekseev):

- Poisson School 2008, Bernoulli Center, Lausanne, July 1-4, 2008 (with A. Alekseev)

- Poisson Conference 2008, Bernoulli Center, Lausanne, July 7-11, 2008 (with A. Alekseev and T. Ratiu)

- Higher Structure 2008, Bernoulli Center, Lausanne, November 3-7, 2008 (with A. Alekseev and P. Xu)

- Higher Structure 2009, Zurich University, November 16-20, 2009 (with A. Alekseev, C. Arias Abad and P. Xu)

- Noncommutative Geometry and Higher Structures, Università Sapienza di Roma, August 31 - September 4, 2015

- Poisson 2016, Zurich, July 4-8, 2016

Books

- Déformation, Quantification, Théorie de Lie (Panoramas et Synthèses, n°20, 2005), with B. Keller, C. Torossian and A. Bruguières

- Higher Structures in Geometry and Physics (Birkhäuser, 2011), with A. Giaquinto and P. Xu (eds.)