She was director of the Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics in Milan and is involved in several missions: NASA Swift, Agile and NASA Fermi, as well as the Cherenkov Telescope Array project.

In 2009 she received the President of the Republic National Award. In 2017, she was named Commendatore of the Italian Republic.

In June 2021, she was awarded the Enrico Fermi 2021 Prize of the Italian Physical Society (Sif). She is a member of the “2003 Group” for scientific research and of the “100 women against stereotypes”.

Among her latest books: Sidereus Nuncius 2.0 (Mondadori University, 2021) and Europe in the Global Space Economy (with Clelia Iacomino, Springer, 2023).

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