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Beyond the stars…

My name is Matteo Cantiello and I am an Astrophysicist. My work focuses on the life and death of stars.

I am currently working in NYC as an associate research scientist at the Center for Computational Astrophysics (Flatiron Institute) and a visiting associate researcher at Princeton University. Prior to moving to New York, I was a specialist in astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an Argelander Fellow at Bonn University. I hold a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics from Utrecht University, and a M.Sc. in theoretical physics from the University of Pisa.

I am a theorist and in my research I use a variety of computational and observational tools, including 1D stellar evolution (MESA), 3D magneto-hydrodynamics calculations of stellar interiors, the study and observation of wave propagation inside stars (Asteroseismology), the observations of stellar populations, stellar explosions and the gravitational wave emission from the mergers of compact stellar remnants.

Beside stars, I have a deep love for traveling, as well as conversations about neuroscience, scientific communication, red wine and dancing in the desert.

Photo: Jakub Ostrowski