M.Sc. in Physics, 1999, UBA, Argentina
Ph.D. in Astronomy, 2003, UNLP, Argentina, "Globular cluster systems in
hierarchical clustering scenarios"
Current position: Researcher (IAFE-CONICET)
Since 2004 I have been working on high-energy astrophysics topics,
investigating the origin of compact objects, and the mechanisms by which they
emit high-energy electromagnetic radiation. My main research subjects include:
- High energy emission mechanisms. Some galactic X-ray binaries have been
shown to be associated with sources of very high energy (MeV-TeV)
electromagnetic radiation. The origin of this emission, and the radiation
mechanisms are still unclear. We try to give answers to these questions by
performing numerical simulations of different physical mechanisms producing
high-energy electromagnetic radiation in the relevant astrophysical context.
- Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are brief pulses of gamma-ray radiation, believed
to be produced by the collapse of massive stars, or the merger of two compact
objects. GRBs are associated to distant galaxies. Searching for these galaxies
and investigating their properties, we try to understand which are the stellar
progenitors of these powerful explosions.