My research activity is mainly aimed at the study of Hamiltonian dynamical systems and their applications to Celestial Mechanics, Galactic Dynamics and other sectors of Astrophysics and Classical and Relativistic Mechanics. The most relevant contributions concern the study of multi-body resonant dynamics, orbits around the collinear points of the 3-body problem, orbits in elliptical galaxies, the integrability of selected classes of Hamiltonian systems and the test of General Relativity via laser-ranged satellites.
In these fields, in addition to several papers in ISI-Scopus journals, I am co-author with D. Boccaletti of a textbook, Theory of Orbits, conceived as a general introduction to the problems of analytical mechanics, with particular emphasis on perturbative methods.
I deliver regular courses in Celestial Mechanics for the master degree in Science of the Universe and participate, with the role of co-supervisor of an ESR (Early Stage Researcher), in the European Training Network STARDUST with a project dedicated to Advanced Dynamics Modelling of orbital and attitudinal dynamics of asteroids and debris. I am the didactic coordinator of the 2nd level Master course in Space Sciences and Technologies. For the three-year degrees in Physics and Science and Technology for Media I teach a course in Acoustics.
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