I joined the IMF department as a Ph.D. candidate to work on nonsmooth optimization on Riemannian manifolds under the supervision of Ronny Bergmann in the DNA group.
I obtained my bachelor's degree in physics and my master's degree in mathematics at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. During my studies, my primary focus was on physics, differential geometry, and the links between the two. Indeed, I studied Gromov's "Non-squeezing" Theorem in the context of symplectic geometry for my bachelor's project; whereas I studied Shoen and Yau's "Positive Mass" Theorem in the setting of Riemannian geometry and geometric analysis for my master's project. Both results have interesting connections to physics: the former has implications in quantum mechanics, whereas the latter is originally a problem from general relativity.
After my studies, I worked on the final phase of the development of a sustainability rating tool for Swiss SMEs at the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in Zurich.