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 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh, where I am a member of Annette Ferguson’s group, the Centre for Computational Astrophysics, and I pursue a Leverhulme research programme with Phil Breen and Douglas Heggie from the School of Mathematics. I recently completed NESSY, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie project to unveil new science from the phase space of old stellar systems.

    Previously, I was at the School of Mathematics, as an 1851 Research Fellow, and at the Department of Astronomy at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, USA, as a IAU – Gruber Fellow.

    I received my graduate and undergraduate education in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy. As a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, I spent part of my doctoral studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

    Born and raised in Milano, I now live happily in Scotland. My current whereabouts may (or not) be included in this travel schedule.