Giampiero Esposito was born in Cercola (Naples) on 12 August 1962. He obtained a honors (i.e. cum laude) degree in Physics from Naples University on 23 October 1986, and was a St. John’s Benefactor’s Scholar at DAMTP in Cambridge (UK) from 1987 to 1991, in the Relativity Group of Professor Stephen Hawking, receiving a J.T. Knight Prize Essay in 1989 and a Ph.D. Degree from Cambridge University on 14 December 1991. After having been elected to INFN and ICTP post-doctoral positions at Naples and Trieste, respectively, he has been INFN Research Fellow at Naples (position with tenure) since 1 November 1993, and INFN Primo Ricercatore since 1 January 2007.