Matteo is an Associate Specialist in Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, located at the University of California Santa Barbara. He obtained his PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands. Matteo has published more than 50 astrophysics articles in top scientific journals, and has obtained more than 1900 citations. Matteo was born and raised among gentle tuscan hills in Italy.
Alberto is a “recovering academic” with previous Ph.D. and Postdoc work in Astrophysics and Information Science. He holds degrees and fellowships from Harvard, UCLA, CERN, and University College London. He was born and raised in the wine-making town of Manduria, in Puglia, Southern Italy.
Neves Purificaçao Rodrigues is a design engineer. Currently a product designer (web applications), his work over the past 10 years has spanned design thinking, user experience design, digital strategy, data tools, user research and flows, interaction design, search logic/modeling, product conception, and information architecture. He has been deeply involved in design and solution of various system problems in multiple industry verticals. Neves graduated with M.Des in Visual Communication and Product Design from IIT Kanpur, M.F.A. in Graphic Design from SCAD, and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Goa Engineering College.