I was born on a sunny Mardi Gras in the town of Anzio, which is also the birthplace of Nero and Caligula… Now you can make of that what you will, but I feel it was a good opening sentence for a short autobiography.
In more serious terms, I’m Alfredo. I’m an Italian astrophysicist, science journalist, and science communicator. I’m gay and live in London with my husband who I married in 2017. I’m the chair and founder of Pride in STEM, a charitable trust dedicated to supporting and showcasing LGBT people in science, technology, engineering, and maths.
I have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Imperial College, an M.Sc. in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces also from Imperial College, and a bachelor degree in Physics and Astrophysics from Rome’s first university La Sapienza.