Davide Gerosa

January 17, 2024

In memory of Chris Belczynski

Hey Chris, just wanted to say thanks because you wanted to understand what was going on, for that ski run down the Highland Bowl in Aspen, for sending me yet another version of those StarTrack files I had to postprocess, … Continue reading

December 31, 2023

2023 Wrapped!

Much like Spotify, here is our group “Wrapped”, 2023 edition! Some of the group highlights include…  We welcomed Pippa, Nick, Arianna, Sshorab, and Matteo. We said bye to Matt who moved to MIT and Nate who moved to Canada, while Daria … Continue reading

November 17, 2023

Top 2% scientists

Looks like my name is on a list of the 2% top scientists worldwide. Take these rankings with a grain (or a block) of salt… but this is kind of cool! The list was compiled by Stanford University and bounced … Continue reading

October 28, 2023

2 Masters + 2 Undegrads

We’ve had four amazing research students graduating with us in October! After the Master’s defenses, students turned the graduation party into a football supporter thing, with chants and all the rest!

October 14, 2023

Arianna on a national newspaper

Arianna Renzini (Marie Curie Fellow in my group) is on the Italian national newspaper “Corriere della Sera” today! Here is the online version: Arianna Renzini, la studiosa di Astrofisica corteggiata da tutto il mondo: «Basta cervelli in fuga, lavorerò a … Continue reading

July 19, 2023

New July physicists

Two students just completed their Bachelor’s degree with research projects in our group. Leonardo Toti worked with myself and Giulia Fumagalli on exploring black-hole merger trees in dense clusters, while Simone Restuccia worked with Costantino Pacilio on applying dimensionality-reduction techniques … Continue reading

July 17, 2023

gwpopnext was a blast!

Last week my group and I hosted the international workshop “Gravitational-wave populations: what’s next?.” It’s been a blast! An unconventional conference, with almost zero talks and the vast majority of the time dedicated to discussions. I report the program here … Continue reading

June 8, 2023

Dr. Matt!

Please let me introduce Dr Matthew Mould… After N papers (where N is a lot) and a 4h+15min viva discussion, Matt has completed his PhD in gravitational-wave astronomy at the University of Birmingham. WooooO! The examiners were Annelies Mortier from … Continue reading

June 6, 2023

Let’s PRIN!

Happy to report we got a grant from the Italian PRIN program! This is in collaboration with Andrea Maselli from GSSI in L’Aquila. The title is “Gravitational-wave astronomy as a mature field: characterizing selection biases and environmental effects”. Stay tuned … Continue reading

June 3, 2023

IREU summer time

Welcome Harrison Blake! My group is hosting a student from the IREU program in Gravitational Physics, which is administered by the University of Florida. Harrison is visiting from Ohio State University and will be working with Michele Mancarella on forecasting … Continue reading

March 23, 2023

PhD positions in gravitational-wave astronomy at Milano-Bicocca

The University of Milano-Bicocca welcomes applications for PhD scholarships. The application deadline is April 19th, 2023 for positions starting in the Fall of 2023: https://en.unimib.it/education/postgraduates/doctoral-research-phd-programmes/applying-doctorate/calls-application In particular, the theoretical astrophysics group is looking for highly motivated candidates to join our … Continue reading

February 28, 2023

Astrostats is back

I’m about to start teaching this year’s edition of “Astrostatistics and Machine Learning” for the MSc degree in Astrophysics here at Milano-Bicocca. The material is available at github.com/dgerosa/astrostatistics_bicocca_2023 Feel free to have a look if you fancy some stats… and … Continue reading

January 1, 2023

New year, new friend

Welcome to 2023… and what better way to start the new year than welcoming a new friend! Alice Spadaro (who has recently graduated with an MSc degree here in Milan) is now officially starting her PhD in my group. Alice … Continue reading

October 12, 2022

The group gets larger

So many new people are joining us this Fall! Michele Mancarella is joining us as a postdoc supported by my ERC grant. He’s moving from Geneva (Switzerland) brings with him some new activities on gravitational-wave cosmology, because astronomy was not … Continue reading

June 3, 2022

Super Arianna!

Very happy to report that Arianna Renzini (currently a postdoc at Caltech) was awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union, to be hosted here with my group. Arianna will bring expertise in modeling the gravitational-wave stochastic background, … Continue reading