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Public outreach talk by the cWB group in Trento

Today Giovanni Prodi and his collaborators gave an excellent public outreach talk on the discovery of gravitational waves and their important contribution to this amazing result. The video below is in Italian and was filmed at the University of Trento.

Gravitational Waves!

Today the discovery of gravitational waves was finally announced. Below you can find the video of the NSF press conference and a simple video explaining what gravitational waves are 🙂

Italian National Scientific Qualification

Today I got the Italian National Scientific Qualification to become an Associate Professor. This “habilitation” will be valid until January 2020. 🙂

Messages from the Abyss

neutron_star_accretionJILA published a research highlight on my recent work on “General Relativistic Simulations of Accretion Induced Collapse of Neutron Stars to Black Holes“. The text can be found on JILA webpage at https://jila.colorado.edu/news-highlights/messages-abyss.

Simulations Uncover ‘Flashy’ Secrets of Merging Black Holes

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center circulated a press release on my recent paper published on the Astrophysical Journal Letters and titled “General Relativistic Simulations of Magnetized Plasmas around Merging Supermassive Black Holes“. The press release can be found at http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/black-hole-secrets.html.

Colliding Neutron Stars Create Black Hole and Gamma-ray Burst

NASA circulated a press release on my article published on the Astrophysical Journal Letters: “The Missing Link: Merging Neutron Stars Naturally Produce Jet-like Structures and Can Power Short Gamma-ray Bursts“. The press release can be found here and more video and images can also be found here.

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