Roberto Trotta is a theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College London, where his research is about dark matter, dark energy and the Big Bang. His goal is to learn more about the history and nature of the Universe, by using cosmology as a Universe-sized laboratory for particle and high energy physics.
A winner of the I'm a Scientist-Get me out of here! Astronomy Zone in June 2014, Roberto has been named one of the 100 Foreign Policy Global Thinkers 2014 for "junking astronomy jargon" in "The Edge of the Sky". He is a recipient of numerous awards for his research and outreach, including the Lord Kelvin Award of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Michelson Prize of Case Western Reserve University.
Roberto is a passionate science communicator who has given hundreds of public talks, participated to radio broadcasts and TV programmes, and published over 20 articles in national magazines. He has worked with artists, architects and filmmakers and created artwork that explores novel ways of engaging the public with astrophysics and cosmology. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Venice Biennale.