Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Data:

Research Interests:

Active galactic Nuclei (AGN), Supermassive Black Holes, High Energy Astrophysics, Accretion mechanisms, X-ray radiation, X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray-variability.

Research Experience:

04/2022 -Present

ESO Mixto Post-Doc, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago -Chile.

03/2019 – 03/2022

FONDECYT Post-Doc Fellow, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago – Chile. Sponsor: Prof. Claudio Ricci. Award three year research grant with the project “Accretion and emission processes in supermassive black holes, from the lowest to the highest Eddington ratios”

03/ 2018 -03/2019

Post-Doc, Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology, Rome – Italy. Award one year research grant for Calibrations and simulations of the instrument onboard the NASA IXPE mission

Education:

10/2014 – 02/2018

Ph.D. student in Physics, curriculum of Astrophysics, University RomaTre, Rome, Italy, Supervisor: Prof. Giorgio Matt. Thesis Title: “Comptonization Mechanisms in hot coronae in AGN. The NuSTAR view.”

10/2011 – 10/2013

Master’s Degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, curriculum of Cosmology, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Melchiorri. Thesis Title: “Gravitational Waves and Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies” Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

10/2005 – 05/2011

Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Astrophysics, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Melchiorri. Thesis Title: “Cosmic Microwave Background.”

09/ 2000 – 06/2005

High School Diploma (scientifically studies), Liceo Scientifico Statale”B.Pascal”, Pomezia (Rome), Italy.

Schools Attended:

Invited Speaker:

  • “Systematic Broad-Band X-ray Study of Extreme Accretion onto Supermassive Black Holes,  AGN Club Meeting, May 2022, Observatorio Cerro Calan , Santiago, Chile.
  • “Coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view and the future IXPE perspec- tives”, Presentation of the work at the AGN Club Meeting, November 2020, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
  • “Coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view and the future IXPE perspec- tives” – Presentation of the work at the Cambridge X-Ray Astronomy Bunclub Easter 2018 research group meeting, 18-05-2018, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • “A NuSTAR census of coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies” – Local hard X-ray selected AGN across the multi-wavelength spectrum, 12-16 March 2018, ESO, Santiago, Cile.

Contributed Speaker:

  • “Systematic Broad-Band X-ray Study of Extreme Accretion onto Supermassive Black Holes, Ten Years of High-Energy Universe in Focus: NuSTAR 2022, 20-22 June 2022, Cagliari, Italy.
  • “Systematic Broad-Band X-ray Study of Extreme Accretion onto Supermassive Black Holes, Black Hole Under The X-ray Microscope, XMM-Newton 2022 Science Workshop, 14- 17 June 2022, European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain.
  • “Systematic Broad-Band X-ray Study of Extreme Accretion onto Supermassive Black Holes, Active Galactic Nuclei XIV: The Renaissance of Black Holes and Galaxies, 23-27 May 2022, Firenze, Italy.
  • “Systematic Broad-Band X-ray Study of Extreme Accretion onto Supermassive Black Holes, 1st Mondragone Frontiers of Astronomy Series, 18-20 May 2022, Villa Mondragone, Monte Porzio Catone, Italy.
  • “Systematic Broad-Band X-ray Study of Extreme Accretion onto Supermassive Black Holes,  AGN Club Meeting, May 2022, Observatorio Cerro Calan , Santiago, Chile.
  • “X-ray Variability of XMM-Newton observations from BASS sample of type 1 AGN.”, BASS collaboration Zoom Meeting, July 22 2020, Virtual.
  • “Coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view and the future IXPE perspec- tives”, Presentation of the work at the AGN Club Meeting, November 2020, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
  • “Coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view and the future IXPE perspec- tives”, From the Dolomities to the event Horizon: sleding down the black holes poten- tial well, July 2, 2019, Sexten center for Astrophysics, Sesto Val Pusteria, Italy.
  • “Coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view and the future IXPE perspec- tives” – Active Galactic Nuclei 13 – Beauty and the Beast, 9-12 October 2018, Milano, Italia.
  • NuSTAR spectral analysis of the two bright Seyfert 1 galaxies: MCG +8-11-11 and NGC 6814″ – From the Dolomities to the event Horizon: sleding down the black holes poten- tial well, 10-14 July 2017, Sexten center for Astrophysics, Sesto Val Pusteria, Italia.
  • NuSTAR spectral analysis of the two bright Seyfert 1 galaxies: MCG +8-11-11 and NGC 6814″ – “The X-Ray Universe 2017” Symposium, 6-9 June 2017, Roma, Italia.
  • “HotCoronaeInNearbySeyfertGalaxies”-ActiveGalacticNuclei12:AMulti-Messenger Perspective, 26-29 September 2016, Conference Center of University Federico II, Napoli, Italia.
  • “Hot Coronae In Nearby Seyfert Galaxies” – Active Galactic Nuclei: what’s in a name?, 27 June – 1 July 2016, European Southern Observatory, Garching bei Munchen, Germania.
  • “Hot coronae in nearby Seyfert galaxies.” – Strong Gravity Consortium Meeting, 13 – 15 April 2016, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Science, Varsavia, Polonia.

Posters:

  • Broad-Band X-ray study of the Hyper Eddington AGN in IRAS 04416+1215“, EAS 2021, Virtual, 28 June – 02 July, 2021.
  • X-ray light curves variability properties of the Sy1 BASS galaxies from XMM-Newton observations“, EAS 2021, Virtual, 28 June – 02 July, 2021.
  • “Performance of the gas pixel detector to a continuum and highly polarized X-ray beam”, SPIE, Astronomical telescopes + Instrumentation,June, 10-15, 2018, Austin, Texas, United States.
  • “Coronal parameters in Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view andthe future IXPE perspectives”, October, 10, 2018, Milan, Italy.
  • X-ray emitting coronae in AGN: present status and perspectives for IXPE“, Local hard X-ray selected AGN across the multi-wavelength spectrum,March, 12 – 16, 2018, ESO, Santiago, Chile.
  • NuSTAR spectral analysis of the two bright Seyfert 1 galaxies: MCG+8-11-11 and NGC 6814″, EWASS 2017 “European Week of Astronomy andSpace Science”, June 26- 30, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • “The hard X-ray emission of Seyfert galaxies: the NuSTAR view of MCG +8-11-11 andNGC 6814″, NuSTAR Science Meeting 2016, November 15 -17, 2016, Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics at Caltech, Pasadena, California.
  • “X-ray emitting coronae in AGN: present status and perspectives for XIPE“, First XIPE Science Meeting, May 23-26, 2016, Valencia, Spain.
  • “The NuSTAR X-ray spectrum of the low-luminosity AGN in NGC 7213.” , XMM-Newton Science Workshop “The extremes of black holes accretion”, June 8 -June 10, 2015, ESA/EASAC, Madrid, Spain.

Other Conferences and Workshops:

  • First IXPE Science Analysis and Simulations Meeting – November 7 – 8,2018, Rome, Italy.
  • IXPE Science Calibration Working Group Meeting – April 30, May 1,2018, NSSTC/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
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  • AGN Meeting – April 8 – 9, 2015, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Monteporzio Catone (Roma), Italy.
  • NuSTAR Science team Meeting – March 24 – 26, 2015, Bologna, Italy.
  • Strong Gravity Consortium Meeting – March 12 – 13, 2015, Roma, Italy

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