My research is focused on particle acceleration and non-thermal emission in the whole electromagnetic spectrum, from radio to gamma-rays. In particular, I have been working on shock acceleration and magnetic field amplification in relativistic and non-relativistic jets. I am particularly interested in the acceleration of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
I am also interested in laser plasma and laboratory astrophysics. At ELI Beamlines I perform theoretical studies of astrophysical scenarios which, after suitable scaling, can be tested through laboratory experiments with the new generation of high-repetition Petawatt lasers. In collaboration with laser physicists, we develop new experimental platforms to perform experiments with astrophysical relevance.