Research Activities

FONDECYT Fellowship

In 2019 I was awarded three year FONDECYT Post-Doc research grant with the aforementioned project. I am carrying out this project at the Nucleo de Astronomia, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile. The project is focused both on the data analysis of the X- ray broad-band emission of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), with the aim of reaching a global view on the accretion and emission process in AGN, from the lower to the higher Eddington ratios.

Italian participation to the NASA IXPE mission

Calibrations and simulations of the instrument onboard the NASA IXPE mission, Instrument system tests and support for the phase B/C/D.

I worked for 1 year at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome (Italy) doing research and laboratory activity in the field of high energy astrophysics and X-ray polarisation.

PhD Thesis Project

“Comptonization mechanisms in hot coronae in AGN. The NuSTAR view.”

My thesis project was focused mainly on the study of the X-ray emission spectrum of Active Galactic Nuclei, to constrain the principal physical and spectral parameters of the X-ray emitting region: the hot corona.This has been done through a detailed spectral analysis of high-quality X-rays data.

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