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Meet our researchers: Doctor Marco Piva

Category: Research network “Early Universe”

We are pleased to introduce you to one of the postdocs employed within the “Early Universe” research network, headed by Prof. Bohdan Grządkowski.

Doctor Marco Piva obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Pisa. He then moved to the USA, where he spent six months as a postdoc at Pennsylvania State University, under the Italian “Angelo Della Riccia” fellowship. From 2020 to the end of 2022, he was a research fellow at the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics in Tallinn. In 2015, he also worked as a visitor in the quantum gravity group at Fudan University, Shanghai.

His main research interests are quantum field theory, renormalisation, and quantum gravity. In particular, he works on the theoretical and phenomenological aspects of the renormalisable and unitary theory of quantum gravity with purely virtual particles, which he helped to develop. Recently, he also began to work on inflationary cosmology, by exporting theoretical techniques from quantum field theory and establishing connections between high-energy physics, quantum gravity, and primordial cosmology.

The “Early Universe” research network is one of the actions planned under Priority Research Area II. It aims to support, integrate, intensify, and initiate research in subatomic physics, astronomy, geochemistry, and mineralogy at the University of Warsaw, with particular emphasis on areas related to understanding early stages in the evolution of the Universe (read more»).