Gianfranco Bertone is an Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam, where he investigates topics at the interface between Particle Physics and Cosmology. After a Ph.D. at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris, he has held teaching and research positions at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Padova and the University of Zurich, before going back to Paris as a permanent CNRS researcher. In 2011 he joined the new research center of excellence in Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam. Considered as one of the leaders in the field of “Dark Matter hunting” he was awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant in 2011. He is the author of the book Behind the Scenes of the Universe: from the Higgs to Dark Matter.