Research Interests:



Exact Riemann Solver for Relativistic MHD

Scientific Visualization


Publicly Available Data

This is the list of my scientific publications (h-index=19, more than 1000 citations). All the links point to the NASA Astrophysics Data System where both the publicly accessible version of the papers (as posted on the arxiv) and the published versions can be downloaded.

Submitted Papers (not yet published):

Published Papers:

  1. Giacomazzo B., Zrake J., Duffell P., MacFadyen A. I., Perna R. 2015, Producing Magnetar Magnetic Fields in the Merger of Binary Neutron Stars, ApJ, 809, 39
  2. Dall'Osso S., Giacomazzo B., Perna R., and Stella L. 2015, Gravitational waves from massive magnetars formed in binary neutron star mergers, ApJ, 798, 25
  3. Andersson N., Baker J., Belczynski K., Bernuzzi S., Berti E., Cadonati L., Cerda-Duran P., Clark J., Favata M., Finn L. S., Fryer C., Giacomazzo B., et al 2013, The Transient Gravitational-Wave Sky, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 30, 193002 (note: I was one of the main authors and responsible in particular of section IIA "Compact Object Binaries and Short Gamma-ray Bursts" and of the Conclusions)
  4. Read J. S., Baiotti L., Creighton J. D. E., Friedman J. L., Giacomazzo B., Kyutoku K., Markakis C., Rezzolla L., Shibata M., Taniguchi K. 2013, Matter effects on binary neutron star waveforms, Phys. Rev. D, 88, 044042
  5. Dionysopoulou K., Alic D., Palenzuela C., Rezzolla L., and Giacomazzo B. 2013, General-Relativistic Resistive Magnetohydrodynamics in three dimensions: formulation and tests, Phys. Rev. D, 88, 044020
  6. Giacomazzo B. and Perna R. 2013, Formation of Stable Magnetars from Binary Neutron Star Mergers, ApJ Letters, 771, L26
  7. Giacomazzo B., Perna R., Rezzolla L., Troja E., and Lazzati D. 2013, Compact Binary Progenitors of Short Gamma-Ray Bursts, ApJ Letters, 762, L18
  8. Giacomazzo B. and Perna R. 2012, General Relativistic Simulations of Accretion Induced Collapse of Neutron Stars to Black Holes, ApJ Letters, 758, L8
  9. Giacomazzo B., Baker J. G., Miller M. C., Reynolds C. S., and van Meter J. R. 2012, General Relativistic Simulations of Magnetized Plasmas around Merging Supermassive Black Holes, ApJ Letters, 752, L15
  10. Giacomazzo B., Rezzolla L. and Stergioulas N. 2011, Collapse of differentially-rotating neutron stars and cosmic censorship, Phys. Rev. D, 84, 024022
  11. Baiotti L., Damour T., Giacomazzo B., Nagar A. and Rezzolla L. 2011, Accurate numerical simulations of inspiralling binary neutron stars and their comparison with effective-one-body analytical models, Phys. Rev. D, 84, 024017
  12. Rezzolla L., Giacomazzo B., Baiotti L., Granot J., Kouveliotou C., Aloy M. A. 2011, The missing link: Merging neutron stars naturally produce jet-like structures and can power short Gamma-Ray Bursts, ApJ Letters, 732, L6
  13. Giacomazzo B., Rezzolla L. and Baiotti L. 2011, Accurate evolutions of inspiralling and magnetized neutron-stars: equal-mass binaries, Phys. Rev. D, 83, 044014
  14. Baiotti L., Damour T., Giacomazzo B., Nagar A. and Rezzolla L. 2010, Analytic modelling of tidal effects in the relativistic inspiral of binary neutron stars, Phys. Rev. Letters, 105, 261101
  15. Rezzolla L., Baiotti L., Giacomazzo B., Link D. and Font J.-A. 2010, Accurate evolutions of unequal-mass neutron-star binaries: properties of the torus and short GRB engines, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27, 114105
  16. Corvino G., Rezzolla L., Bernuzzi S., De Pietri R. and Giacomazzo B. 2010, On the Shear Instability in Relativistic Neutron Stars, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27, 114104
  17. Giacomazzo B., Rezzolla L. and Baiotti L. 2009, Can magnetic fields be detected during the inspiral of binary neutron stars?, MNRAS Letters, 399, L164-L168
  18. Baiotti L., Giacomazzo B. and Rezzolla L. 2009, Accurate evolutions of inspiralling neutron-star binaries: assessment of the truncation error, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 26, 114005
  19. Mizuno Y., Zhang B., Giacomazzo B., Nishikawa K.-I., Hardee P. E., Nagataki S. and Hartmann D. H. 2009, Magnetohydrodynamic Effects in Propagating Relativistic Jets: Reverse Shock and Magnetic Acceleration, ApJ Letters, 690, L47-L51
  20. Kellerman T., Baiotti L., Giacomazzo B. and Rezzolla L. 2008, An improved formulation of the relativistic hydrodynamics equations in 2D Cartesian coordinates, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 25, 225007
  21. Meliani Z., Keppens R. and Giacomazzo B. 2008, Faranoff-Riley type I jet deceleration at density discontinuities: Relativistic hydrodynamics with realistic equation of state, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 491, 321-337
  22. Baiotti L., Giacomazzo B. and Rezzolla L. 2008, Accurate evolutions of inspiralling neutron-star binaries: prompt and delayed collapse to black hole, Phys. Rev. D, 78, 084033
  23. Giacomazzo B. and Rezzolla L. 2007, WhiskyMHD: a new numerical code for general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24, 235-258
  24. Giacomazzo B. and Rezzolla L. 2006, The Exact Solution of the Riemann Problem in Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics, J. Fluid Mech., 562, 223-259