Lorenzo Iorio was born in Bari, Italy, in 1971. He received his precollege and college education there and obtained a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Bari, Bari, Italy, in 1997. In 2002, he earned a Ph.D. degree in physics from the same university, where he completed his postdoctoral studies. Iorio holds a permanent position at the Italian Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) since 2007. In December 2013 and January 2014, he was qualified as an Associate Professor of astronomy, astrophysics, and earth and planetary physics and of theoretical physics of the fundamental interactions, respectively, in the Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, the MIUR. His research interests include the field of gravitational physics, in particular, experimental/observational tests of general relativity and modified models of gravity in several astronomical and astrophysical scenarios and their theoretical interpretation. Iorio has published so far over 180 articles, with an h-index of 31 and over 1850 citations (self-citations excluded). Iorio received a grant from the Young Researchers Project by the University of Bari in 2001. He also received an award from the Italian Physical Society (SIF) in 2003 for his scientific activity and a prize from the International Volta Center for Astronomy in 2006. Elsevier awarded him two New Astronomy Top Cited Author Awards in 2010. Iorio received the IFM Einstein-Galilei Award in May 2012 from the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Advanced Mathematics (IFM) Einstein-Galilei. In March 2014, the Editors of the journal New Astronomy, published by Elsevier, selected him as one of the most valued Reviewers for the year 2013.
Biography Updated on 21 July 2014