The foundation of General Relativity appeared to me then, and it still does, the greatest feat of human thinking about nature, the most amazing combination of philosophical penetration, physical intuition, and mathematical skill. It appealed to me like a great work of art.
Max Born (1962)
I am a relativistic astrophysicist at Caltech, studying the impact of Einstein’s general relativity on the astrophysical world. My research interests span from binary black-holes as gravitational-wave sources, to gas accretion onto black holes, black-hole recoils and alternative theories of gravity.
Besides gravity and all the rest, I love mountains (basically everything up there: hiking, climbing, skiing, ski touring…), playing football (I mean good Italian “soccer” of course!) and rock music (Bruce is the Boss!). See you!
Picture: me at the Timanfaya volcanoes, Canary Islands