Research

I’m part of the Foundation Supernova Survey and the Swope Supernova Survey, led by Ryan Foley. I’m currently working on the calibration between these two.

The Swope Supernova Survey uses the Swope 1 m telescope in Las Campanas, Chile, to observe transient objects, mainly, but not only, low-z Ia Supernovae to use in a forthcoming cosmological analysis. I’m part of the target selection and scheduling team, and actively reduce the data we obtain.

Broadly, my main scientific research interests fall in two categories:

  • Astrophysics and Astronomy: Observational Cosmology and Dark Energy, Dark Matter, High Energy Astrophysics, Particle Astrophysics.
  • History of Science: Ancient and XVII-XX century Physics and Astronomy.

In 2016, I co-wrote a paper on gamma-ray detection from star-forming galaxies using Fermi-LAT data. The article was published in the journal MNRAS, and can be found here. I presented this article as an oral contribution in the 6th Heidelberg International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, in July 2016.

A topic that I have particular interest in is indirect Dark Matter detection from Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies with Fermi-LAT data. An article I find as a very good introduction to the topic is this one, written by the Fermi-LAT collaboration.