Research & Projects

I am a computational astrophysicist with research interests in plasma and solar physics, general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, massively parallel numerical simulations.

At present, I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Florence and a member of the Arcetri Space & Astrophysical Plasmas (ASAP) group. My project within the group is "Theoretical modeling of plasma in the expanding solar wind at kinetic scales" and it is part of the european collaboration SHOCK (Solar and Heliospheric Collisionless Kinetics: Enabling Data Analysis of the Sun to Earth Plasma System with Kinetic Modelling), funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme FP7.

My current activity is mainly focused on the following topics: