About

I am an astrophysicist working for the European Space Agency, stationed at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. My functional work is split between two great missions: LISA and JWST.

LISA Study Scientist

JWST/NIRSpec Instrument Scientist

For my science I'm interested in Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in dense stellar systems such as Globular Clusters and Nuclear Star Clusters. Most of my work during my PhD was concentrating on the dynamical states of the centers of galactic Globular Clusters to look for signatures massive central black holes. Later on I shifted my work also towards black holes in the centers of nearby galaxies and our own Milky Way. I have been working with observational data (mostly Integral Field Units), N-body Simulations and AMUSE simulations.