With secondary school diplomas from both a scientific lyceum in Florence Italy and
a high school in Miami Beach and college enrollment in places as disparate as the
University of California and the University of Bologna, David's academic record is
a reflection of multiple interests. Following several years playing soccer in Italy's
lower divisions, he obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Maryland where
he developed interest, and currently conducts research, in black hole astrophysics.
Following postdoctoral work as a NASA fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
and several years of teaching at various California schools including the California
State University, he moved to Columbia University in New York. He is now Assistant
Professor in the Physics Department.