About Me

I am an assistant professor at the Departments of Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics of The Pennsylvania State University.

My research focuses on the study of extreme astrophysical events, such as compact binary mergers and core-collapse supernovae. To this aim I design, implement, and analyze large-scale high-performance computing general-relativistic simulations. My goal is to use simulations, in combination with gravitational-waves and electromagnetic observations, to address fundamental questions such as: what is the nature matter at extreme densities? What is the origin of heavy elements? What is the fate of massive stars? I am also interested in the development of new computational techniques and in the study of the fundamental physical processes operating in these events.

You can find more about my research group here.

I am also the main author and maintainer of WhiskyTHC.

My publications from ADS / INSPIRE / arXiv.

A copy of my CV can be found here.

A copy of my PhD thesis can be found here.