Luca Visinelli

Luca Visinelli

Tenure-track Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Fellow, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI), Shanghai

I am an Associate Professor in physics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Fellow at the newly-founded Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai. Previously, I was a “Fellini” Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Frascati (Italy), a Fellow at the Gravitation, AstroParticles Physics Amsterdam (GRAPPA), a postdoc at NORDITA in Stockholm, and a graduate student at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT (USA).

My research activity spans various interesting topics including particle astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, and black holes. I have focused on exploring the role the axion as a dark matter candidate, for which I co-wrote a review on Physics Report in 2020.

My h-index is 31 according to Inspire-HEP, and my Erdös number is four.


  • Particle Astrophysics
  • Dark Matter modeling
  • Black Holes signatures (shadows, gravitational waves)


  • PhD in Physics, 2011

    The University of Utah

  • MSc in Physics, 2011

    The University of Utah

  • BSc in Physics, 2007

    University of Bologna, Italy