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Curriculum Vitae:

 

Positions

Education

Grants

Teaching Experience

Students and Postdocs

Publications

What follows is a short version of my curriculum vitae. The full version can be found here.

Positions:

  • October 2013 - to date: Assistant Professor (tenure-track RTDb contract)
    Institution: Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy
  • October 2011 - September 2013: Research Associate
    Institution: JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO), USA
  • October 2009 - September 2011: Research Associate
    Institution: University of Maryland, College Park (MD), USA
    joint with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
  • November 2006 - September 2009: PostDoc
    Institution: Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany

Education:

  • 2002 - 2006: Ph.D. training at SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
    Degree: PhD in Astrophysics.
    Date: October 26th, 2006.
    Supervisor: Prof. Luciano Rezzolla.
    Thesis: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics: fundamental aspects and applications
  • 1996 - 2002: Undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
    Degree: M.Sc. in Physics (Laurea 110/110)
    Date: July 17th, 2002.
    Advisor: Prof. Enrico Onofri.
    Thesis: Development of algorithms to study matter at gravitational collapse

Grants (80000 USD, 264000 EUR, and 35 MSU as a PI):

  • PI, ~16 million core hours PRACE computer time grant "GRSimStar - General Relativistic Simulations of binary neutron Star mergers", 2015-2016
  • PI, 1 million service units CINECA computer time grant IsC24_GRMHDNS, 2014-2015
  • co-PI (PI Zachariah Etienne), 1 million service units NSF XSEDE computer time grant TG-AST140068, 2014-2015
  • PI, MIUR FIR Grant No. RBFR13QJYF (3 years, EUR 264000, 2014-2017)
  • collaborator (PI John Baker), NASA Grant No. 13-ATP13-0077 (3 years, $440000, 2014-2017)
  • PI, 4 million service units NSF XSEDE computer time grant TG-PHY110027, 2013-2014
  • PI, NASA Grant No. NNX12AO67G (1 year, $80000, 2012-2013)
  • PI, 8 million service units NSF XSEDE computer time grant TG-PHY110027, 2012-2013
  • PI, 6.4 million service units NSF Teragrid computer time grant TG-PHY110027, 2011-2012
  • co-I (PI Sean McWilliams), 1.5 million service units NSF Teragrid computer time grant TG-AST100027, 2010-2011
  • co-PI (PI Erik Schnetter), 21.2 million service units NSF Teragrid computer time grant TG-MCA02N014, 2010

Teaching Experience:

  • University of Trento (2013 - present):
    • Spring 2015: "High Energy Astrophysics" (48 hour course for M.Sc. students)
    • Fall 2014: "Computational Physics (Advanced)" (12 hour course for M.Sc. students)
    • Spring 2014: "High Energy Astrophysics" (48 hour course for M.Sc. students)
    • Fall 2013: "Computational Physics (Advanced)" (12 hour course for M.Sc. students)
  • International Schools:
    • May 6 2008: 2 hour invited lecture on "Gravitational Collapse" given at the 3rd VESF School on Gravitational Waves, Cascina (Pisa), Italy
    • March 18 2008: 45 minute lecture on "Numerical Relativity at AEI: Simulating Single and Binary Neutron Stars" given at the Ferienkurs in Gravitationsphysik 2008 (Semester break courses on Gravitational Physics) at AEI, Potsdam, Germany

Students and Postdocs Mentored (7 undergraduates, 6 graduates, 2 postdocs):

  • University of Trento (2013-present)
    • Postdocs: Riccardo Ciolfi, Wolfgang Kastaun
    • PhD students: Takumu Kawamura
    • master students: Andrea Endrizzi
    • bachelor students: Elisa Ritondale, Francesco Gramendola
  • JILA, University of Colorado (2011-2013)
    • undergraduate students: John Mark Demopoulos
  • University of Maryland and NASA GSFC (2009-2011):
    • graduate students: John Capone (2010 summer internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
    • undergraduate students: Philip Cowperthwaite (2011 summer internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Albert Einstein Institute (2006-2009):
    • graduate students: Kyriaki Dionysopoulou (advisor L. Rezzolla), Filippo Galeazzi (advisor L. Rezzolla), Aaryn Tonita (advisor L. Rezzolla), Thorsten Kellermann (2011, advisor L. Rezzolla)
    • undergraduate students: David Link (2009, advisor L. Rezzolla), Filippo Galeazzi (2008, advisor L. Rezzolla)