Davide Gerosa

Group

Here is me and the great people in my group. Come visit and chat science with us!

If you’d like to join our group and work with us, see our job page. For group members, more info on our internal wiki.

Davide Gerosa
Davide Gerosa

Associate professor.
[email protected] or [email protected]
Running around, gravity, hiking, then some more gravity. Astrophysics when I want to remember things are real, mountains when I want to see things are beautiful.

Michele Mancarella
Michele Mancarella

Postdoc.
[email protected]
Cosmologist, cosmo-expext, cosmo-something, cosmo-whatever. Uses stats, machine learning and theory to challenge Einstein’s gravity. Curses in front of a python script, trains in a muay thai gym, cooks risotto.

Costantino Pacilio
Costantino Pacilio

Postdoc.
[email protected]
Putting black holes and neutron stars to the test to understand our Universe. Reading comic books to explore parallel worlds. Listening to Bob Dylan to refresh my emotions. 

Nathan Steinle
Nathan Steinle

Postdoc.
[email protected]
Astro-modeler, pathways creator, black-hole spinner. Between exploring nature and scribing poems, looks at physics during the day and ecology during the night. In his free-fall time, enjoys being thrown on a Judo mat. 

Swetha Bhagwat
Swetha Bhagwat

Postdoc (Stephen Hawking Fellow).
[email protected]
Black-hole perturber, GR tester, ringdown magician. Travels across understanding gravity, oil painting, writing poetry, and fantasy books. 

Viola De Renzis
Viola De Renzis

PhD student.
[email protected]
Signal injecter, Bayesian grandmaster, music addicted, guitar player (or at least she tries), ice-cream lover, manga reader. Intrigued by all questions we cannot answer.

Giulia Fumagalli
Giulia Fumagalli

PhD student.
[email protected]
Pulsar analyzer, outlier hunter. Likes gravitational waves, black holes and cats. Specialized in cakes, cookies and any sweet treats (by far the best chocolate brownie in town!). Long-distance runner to let off steam. 

Matt Mould
Matt Mould

PhD student.
[email protected]
Machine learner, python sorcerer, gig-goer. When not thinking about astrophysics, can be found noodling on a guitar, on a (very) long run, or with the head buried in a book. Or wishing there was a guitar around.

Daria Gangardt
Daria Gangardt

PhD student.
[email protected]
Post-Newtonian wizard, rider of (gravitational) waves, AGN disker, fencing fanatic, binge-watcher extraordinaire. Fan of trying new things and exploring new places.

Current MSc and Bsc students

Here are the amazing students who are currently completing research projects with us in the group… Taking the first fun steps into the perilous world of black holes!

Matteo Boschini. Milano-Bicocca, MSc thesis.

Alessandro Santini. Milano-Bicocca, MSc thesis.

Simone Piscitelli. Milano, MSc thesis.

Simone Abeni. Milano-Bicocca, BSc thesis.

Daniele Chirico. Milano-Bicocca, BSc thesis.

Simone Sferlazzo. Milano-Bicocca, BSc thesis.

Some group pictures

Here are the people I had the pleasure to work with at some stage. Thank you all!

Former postdocs

Nicola Giacobbo. Birmingham 2020-2021
Supported by the Leverhulme Trust. Then software developer at IRS Srl.

Former MSc and BSc students

Matteo Muriano. Milano-Bicocca 2022.
Bachelor’s thesis. Then MSc in Theoretical Physics at Milano-Bicocca.

Giovanni Cavallotto. Milano-Bicocca 2022.
Master’s thesis.

Alice Spadaro. Milano-Bicocca 2022.
Master’s thesis. Then PhD student in my group.

Alessandro Carzaniga. Milano-Bicocca 2022.
Master’s thesis.

Lorenzo Zanga. Milano-Bicocca 2022
Bachelor’s thesis. Then MSc in Astrophysics at Milano-Bicocca.

Oliver Rossi. Milano-Bicocca 2022
Bachelor’s thesis. Then MSc in Astrophysics at Milano-Bicocca.

Andrea Geminardi. Milano-Bicocca 2021-2022
Master’s thesis.

Diego Padilla Monroy. Milano-Bicocca 2022
IREU fellow. visiting from Florida Intl University.

Derin Sisvrioglu. Milano-Bicocca 2022
Summer project. Visiting from Grinell College.

Sarah Al Humaikani. Birmingham 2022
Summer project. Visiting from ENSTA Paris.

Sayan Neogi. Birmingham 2022
Summer project. Visiting from IISER Pune, India.

Cecilia Maria Fabbri. Milano-Bicocca 2021-2022.
Bachelor’s thesis. Then MSc in Astrophysics at Milano-Bicocca. Resulting publication: arXiv:2202.08848.

Meredith Vogel. Birmingham 2021.
IREU fellow. Visiting from Missouri State University. Then PhD at the University of Florida.

Maciej Dabrowny. Birmingham 2020-2021.
Year 4 project. Then Machine Learning Engineer at Kubrick Group. Resulting publication: Rendiconti Lincei 665–673; arXiv:2106.12541.

Beatrice Basset. Birmingham 2020.
Final year internship. Visiting from the University of Lyon. Then high-school teacher.

Julian Chan. Birmingham 2019-2020.
Year 4 project. Then MSc in Computer Science at Swansea.

Abdullah Aziz. Birmingham 2019-2020.
Year 4 project. Then software engineer at Menlo Security Inc. 

Luca Reali. Birmingham 2019.
Bachelor’s thesis. Visiting from the University of Milan on HPC Europa3 grant. Then PhD at Johns Hopkins University. Resulting publication: CQG 37 (2020) 22, 225005; arXiv:2005.01747.

Daria Gangardt. Birmingham 2019.
BSc summer project. Then PhD student in my group. Resulting publication: PRD 103 (2021) 124026; arXiv:2103.03894.

Riccardo Barbieri. Caltech 2018, Cambridge 2017.
BSc summer project. Then PhD at the Albert Einstein Institute (Max Planck). Resulting publication: MNRAS 496 (2020) 3060; arXiv:2004.02894.

Alicia Lima. Caltech 2018.
LIGO SURF fellow. Visting from Bowdoin College. Then MSc at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Resulting publication: CQG 36 (2019) 10, 105003; arXiv:1811.05979

Katie Chamberlain. Caltech 2017.
Visiting from Montana State University. Then PhD at the University of Arizona. Resulting publication: PRD 99 (2019) 024025; arXiv:1809.04799

Jakub Vosmera. Cambridge 2016
Summer project. Then PhD at Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics, Prague. Resulting publication: CQG 34 (2017) 6, 064004; arXiv:1612.05263.