Gianfranco Bertone

I am a Professor of Theoretical Astroparticle Physics at the University of Amsterdam, where I lead a research team investigating topics at the interface between Particle Physics and Cosmology.

After a PhD at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris, I have held teaching and research positions at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Padova and the University of Zurich, before going back to Paris as a permanent CNRS researcher. I joined GRAPPA in 2011.

Since 2019, I am the founding director of the European Consortium for Astroparticle Theory, a network of European institutions with central hub at CERN. I am also active in science outreach: I have published two popular science books with Oxford U. Press, “Behind the Scenes of the Universe” and “A tale of two infinities”, and I have launched a new popular science initiative, “Cosmos prize”, for high-school students.

My research interests include Particle Dark Matter, High-Energy Astrophysics, Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays, Theories with Extra-Dimensions, Intermediate and Supermassive Black Holes, Physics beyond the Standard Model, Physics of Compact Stars and General Relativity.

Contact Information:

Phone: +31 20 525 7658
Address: Science Park 904
Postbus 94485
1090 GL Amsterdam, NL
Office: C 4.106