Francesca Vidotto


Francesca Vidotto


2012/14 Rubicon fellow at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Research-group leader: Prof. Renate Loll

2011/12 researcher at Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie
and teaching assistant at Université J.Fourier in Grenoble, France (ATER).
Research-group leader: Prof. Aurélien Barrau


2011 PhD in Physics, University of Pavia, Italy;
adjoint supervision with the University of Marseille, France.
Title: General covariant transition amplitudes in quantum cosmology
Advisors: Prof. Carlo Rovelli and Prof. Mauro Carfora

2008 "Laurea" (M. Sc.) in Physics, University of Padova
Title: Closed models and Inhomogeneities in Loop Quantum Cosmology
Advisors: Prof. Carlo Rovelli and Prof. Sabino Matarrese


2012 – "Rubicon fellowship" awarded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for the research project: "Exploring the early universe with quantum gravity" (24 months).
2009 – "Fondazione Angelo Della Riccia" scholarship for research in Quantum Gravity.
2008 – Undergraduate Summer Research Position (3 months) c/o Perimeter Institute, Canada Project: "Early Universe in a Quantum Cosmos", Supervisor: Prof. Parampreet Singh.
2007 – Erasmus scholarship (1 year) c/o Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille, France.


• "Many-nodes/many-links spinfoam: the homogeneous and isotropic case" by Francesca Vidotto. Class.Quant.Grav.28:245005,2011. Selected by the editors of Class.Quant.Grav. for inclusion in the 'Highlights of 2011-2012'.
• James B. Hartle Award for the best student presentation at the 19th Iternational Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19), Mexico City.
• "Single particle in quantum gravity and BGS entropy of a spin network " b y Carlo Rovelli, Francesca Vidotto. Phys.Rev.D81:044038,2010 Honorable mention at the gravity essay contest by Gravity Research Foundation, USA.


• Qualification for teaching positions in France, Sec 29 - Maitre de Conference.
2011/12 – Physic Laboratory 1, Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity for undergraduates

Administrative experience

2002/04 – Elected member of the Faculty Council, University of Padova;
2002/04 – Elected member of the Equal Opportunity Committee, University of Padova;
2001/02 – Member of the Faculty Permanent Didactic Commission, University of Padova.






Visiting address
Huygens Building
room HG02.827
Heyendaalseweg 135 
6525 AJ Nijmegen 
The Netherlands

Mobile: +31 6 80 83 24 01
Office: +31 2 43 65 28 22
Fax: +31 2 43 65 21 91

Postal address
Faculty of Science
Mailbox 79
P.O. Box 9010 
6500 GL Nijmegen 
The Netherlands