Claudia likes coffee, volleyball, kung fu, reading, walking around cities, and traveling.

Claudia Toci is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Physics Department. Her supervisor is Prof. Giuseppe Lodato (University of Milan). She is a theoretical astrophysicist. Her current research topics are stars and planets formation and the dynamics of protoplanetary discs.

Her work focuses on planet-disc interaction, disc evolution and dispersal, demography of protoplanetary discs, and planet formation. She performs numerical simulations and uses analytical tools in synergy with observations obtained with different facilities (the interferometer ALMA and the instrument SPHERE).

She studied in Florence and obtained the Ph.D. in 2018 in collaboration with INAF-OA Arcetri (Florence), under the supervision of Dr. Daniele Galli and Dr. Andrea Verdini, studying the equilibrium and collapse of magnetized and hydrodynamical molecular clouds.

Currently, she is a teaching assistant for the course “General Physics” (BSc in Industrial Chemistry) and she is supervising several students. She is also actively involved in several outreach activities for schools and the general public. She is part of the international collaboration “Dustbusters”, led by Prof. Giuseppe Lodato, dedicated to study gas and dust in planet forming environments.