The Author

Galileo Galilei House in Florence on Costa San Giorgio
NICOLA RADASSAO was born in 1978.
He grew up in Florence in Italy (coincidentally the home of his family was next to the building where he lived Galileo Galilei) and has been fond of astrophysics since he was a teenager.Despite his degree in Strategic Sciences, he presents his thesis in Physics (Experimental Determination of a Value of the Acceleration of Gravity).His curiosity and passion have led him to increasingly investigate the origins and destiny of the universe, until it has almost become an actual second job for him.
His work is the result of nights spent questioning the evolutionary destiny of living beings, adopting a Galilean scientific approach and deepening specific matters even through the attendance of courses offered by some of the most prestigious universities in the world such as Caltech, MIT and ANU.


Curriculum Vitae

  • Strategic Sciencies Bachelor’s Degree (2003 – Università di Torino)
  • From 2000 to 2002, he attended English courses in England (Cambridge – Newcastle) and Ireland (Cork)
  • In 2007 he qualified at SpaceLand for missions in synergy with NASA in Zero Gravity, Lunar Gravity (0.16 G) and Martian Gravity (0.32 G). SpaceLand is an agency specialized in research and medical-scientific development, technological innovation and tourism in microgravity conditions.
  • From 2012 he begins to deepen the Fermi Paradox. Thanks to the newborn online learning platforms edX and COURSERA he attends some specialized courses such as:
    • From Big Bang to Dark Matter (2013 – University of Tokyo)
    • Introduction to Human Evolution (2014 – Wellesley College)
    • Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (2014 – University of Edimburgh)
    • The science of the Solar System (2014 – California Institute of Technology)
    • Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Interconnection (2014 – Cornell University)
    • Exoplanets (2014 – Australian National University)
    • Artificial Intelligence Planning (2015 – University of Edimburgh)
    • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering: Aeronautics and Human Spaceflight (2015 – Massachussets Institute of Technology)
    • Cosmology (2015 – Australian National University)
    • Writing in the Sciences (2015 – Stanford University)
    • Big Questions of Astronomy (2016 – Rochester University)
    • Mechanics: Motion, Forces, Energy and Gravity, from Particles to Planets (2016 –  University of New South Wales)
    • The Extremes of Life: Microbes and Their Diversity (2017 – Kyoto University)