About me

After graduating in Physics in 2017, I pursued a doctorate in Physics at the University of Palermo (Italy) and at the Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), in a cotutelle agreement with the University of Tübingen (Germany). I successfully defended my PhD thesis in March 2021 and I moved to France immediately afterwards, to start my first postdoctoral research at the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), in Toulouse, with Prof. N. Webb.

My field of research is X-ray astronomy, and in particular accretion onto compact objects, which I study using data from several X-ray satellites, such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Swift.

I am also a member of the XMM-Newton Science Survey Center, of the Athena community, and of the X-IFU consortium.

Research interests

  • Accretion of matter onto compact objects
  • X-ray pulsars
  • High-mass X-ray binaries (HMXBs)
  • Ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs)
  • Non X-ray background for imaging X-ray satellites