Filippo Galeazzi

Room: 0.65
Phone: +49 (0) 331 567 7198
Fax: +49 (0) 331 567 7298
email: (@aei.mpg.de) filippo.galeazzi

Research

I have joined the Astrophysical Relativity group in Summer 2007 when I started my master thesis under the supervision of Prof. L. Rezzolla.
In November 2008 I have started my PhD joining the IMPRS doctoral school on Gravitational Waves.

The aim of my PhD is to include the contribution of neutrino effects into our existing general relativisticmagneto-hydrodynamics code. During the neutron star merger a copious amount of neutrinos are emitted from the dense neutron rich nuclear matter. The duration of the neutrino emission, the luminosity and the energy radiated away are strongly affected by the thermodynamic conditions of the two objects (equation of state), by the dynamics of the merger and by the lifetime of the merged object and of its remnants. To investigate these phenomena it is necessary to include microphysical effects. The possibility of modelling the neutrino emission from the merger of binary neutron stars will also allow me to explore the possibility of powering a gamma ray burst by neutrino-antineutrino annihilation in the relativistic expanding jet from the black hole.

Publications

Here is a link to my publications since 2000 (from Spires)

About me

I earned my degree in Particle Physics at University of Padua where I attended courses of Astrophysic, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology. I joined the Erasums Project with University of Potsdam and since May 2007 I started working on my Thesis under the supervision of Prof. Luciano Rezzolla (AEI) and Prof. Fernando De Felice (University of Padua) in the Numerical Relativity Group at Albert Einstein Institut.

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