My research area is theoretical astrophysics, with a focus on stellar dynamics

  • Dynamics of star clusters and galactic nuclei
  • Formation and evolution of low-mass stellar systems
  • Kinematic complexity in kinetic and fluid dynamical systems
  • Gravitational N-body problem, with analytical techniques and numerical simulations
  • Photo credits: Antonio Sollima

    In Valparaíso, Chile

    I am a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science International Fellow at the University of Tokyo, within the Computational Astrophysics group in the Department of Astronomy. Under the auspices of the Royal Society, I pursue a bilateral research programme with the University of Edinburgh to investigate the nexus between kinematic complexity and black holes in collisional stellar systems.

    Previously, I was based in Edinburgh, first as a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Fellow in the Applied Maths group of the School of Mathematics, then as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and Associate at the Institute for Astronomy, within the Stellar Populations group and the Centre for Computational Astrophysics.

    I received my education at the Università degli Studi di Milano and, as a Fulbright Graduate Researcher, at Drexel University in Philadelphia. My PhD thesis has been recognised by the International Astronomical Union with a Gruber Foundation Young Scientist Award, which I took up at Indiana University Bloomington.

    Made in Italy, forged for a lustrum in Scotland, I now live in Japan. My current whereabouts may (or may not) be included in this travel schedule.