Astrophysics @ RIT
I am a graduate student in Astrophysical Science and Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY, USA). Supervised by Dr. Andrew Robinson I am working on two projects: the first, aimed toward detection of displaced supermassive black holes from the very central regions of galaxies. The second uses spectra from the GEMINI telescopes to derive informations on the gas dynamics in nearby galaxies on sub-kpc scales.
I completed the main part of my studies in Italy where I obtained a:
- MSc in Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Bologna (Summa cum Laude, July, 2010). My MSc thesis ("Recoiling Supermassive Black Holes, a search in Galactic Nuclei") was supervised by Prof. Alessandro Marconi, Prof. Alessandro Capetti and Prof. Bruno Marano. During the Master I spent six months at the LAOG (Laboratoire d'AstrOphysique de Grenoble, France) as a visiting student.
- BSc in Physics at the University of Bologna (December, 2007) with a thesis supervised by Prof. G.Giovannini on "Estimations of Supermassive Black Holes' masses in the centers of bright galaxies".
- Eight year diploma in classical guitar at the school of music "Rinaldo Franci" (Siena).
- Maturità scientifica, High school degree at the "Liceo Classico Vittorio Emanuele III (sezione scientifica)", Patti (ME) (July, 2004).