My research interests lie in the field of time domain astronomy, and include the study of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and exotic transients such as kilonovae, fast radio bursts and tidal disruption events.
My main interest is to investigate the observational signatures of compact binary mergers, that is, binary systems composed by either two neutron stars (NS-NS) or a neutron star and a black hole (NS-BH) which slowly spiral into each other and eventually collide due to energy losses to gravitational radiation. These systems are loud sources of gravitational waves, the most likely cause of powerful explosions known as gamma-ray bursts, and cosmic cauldrons of all the heavy elements (i.e. gold, platinum, uranium, …) found on Earth.
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