Bruno Giacomazzo

Professore associato

Dipartimento di Fisica


Via Sommarive, 14 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 281631
bruno.giacomazzo[at]unitn [dot] it
Area CUN: Scienze fisiche (02)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: FISICA TEORICA, MODELLI E METODI MATEMATICI (FIS/02)

Formazione

2002 - 2006: Ph.D. training at SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
Degree: PhD in Astrophysics.
Date: October 26th, 2006.
Supervisor : Prof. Luciano Rezzolla.
Thesis: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics: fundamental aspects and applications

1996 - 2002: Undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Degree: M.Sc. in Physics (Laurea 110/110).
Date: July 17th, 2002.
Advisor: Prof. Enrico Onofri.
Thesis: Sviluppo di algoritmi per lo studio della materia al collasso gravitazionale
(Development of algorithms to study matter at gravitational collapse)

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

October 2016 - to date: Associate Professor
Institution: Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy

October 2013 - September 2016: Assistant Professor
Institution: Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy

October 2011 - September 2013: Research Associate
Institution: JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO), USA

October 2009 - September 2011: Research Associate
Institution: University of Maryland, College Park (MD), USA (joint with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)

November 2006 - September 2009: PostDoc
Institution: Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam, Germany

Interessi di ricerca

computational astrophysics; binary neutron stars; gamma-ray bursts; black hole binaries; gravitational waves; relativistic magnetohydrodynamics; neutron star collapse; numerical relativity

Attività di ricerca

Grants (80000 USD, 313000 EUR, and 71 M cpu hours as a PI):

  • PI, 3 million core hours CINECA computer time grant IscrB_HM-BNS, 2017-2018
  • PI, 33.4 million core hours PRACE computer time grant 2016153613 "Magneto - Eect of Magnetar Level Fields in Binary Neutron Star Mergers", 2017-2018
  • co-I (PI Troja), ATCA (Australia Telescope Compact Array) observational grant no. C3059, 2015-2016
  • PI, 0.2 million core hours CINECA computer time grant IsC34_HMBNS, 2015-2016
  • PI,  16 million core hours PRACE computer time grant "GRSimStar - General Relativistic Simulations of binary neutron Star mergers", 2015-2016
  • PI, 1 million service units CINECA computer time grant IsC24 GRMHDNS, 2014-2015
  • co-PI (PI Zachariah Etienne), 1 million service units NSF XSEDE computer time grant TG-AST140068, 2014-2015
  • PI, MIUR FIR Grant No. RBFR13QJYF (3 years, EUR 264000, 2014-2017)
  • collaborator (PI John Baker), NASA Grant No. 13-ATP13-0077 (3 years, $440000, 2014-2017)
  • PI, 4 million service units NSF XSEDE computer time grant TG-PHY110027, 2013-2014
  • PI, NASA Grant No. NNX12AO67G (1 year, $80000, 2012-2013)
  • PI, 8 million service units NSF XSEDE computer time grant TG-PHY110027, 2012-2013
  • PI, 6.4 million service units NSF Teragrid computer time grant TG-PHY110027, 2011-2012
  • co-I (PI Sean McWilliams), 1.5 million service units NSF Teragrid computer time grant TG-AST100027, 2010-2011
  • co-PI (PI Erik Schnetter), 21.2 million service units NSF Teragrid computer time grant TG-MCA02N014, 2010
Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici

September 1 2015 - Present: Member of the Italian Physical Society

January 2010 - Present: Member of the American Physical Society

Proposal Reviewer for: CINECA (2018), ISF (2016), NASA (2013, 2017), NSERC (2014), NSF (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018), PRACE (2018), LinkSCEEM/Cy-Tera (2014)

Referee for: Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Astrophysics and Space Science, Classical and Quantum Gravity, International Journal of Modern Physics D, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Reviews, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Physical Review D, SIAM Journal on Scientic Computing, SIGMA: Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications

Premi e riconoscimenti
  • March 28 2017: Awarded the Italian National Scientic Qualification (Abilitazione Scientica Nazionale) to become a full professor in astronomy and astrophysics (02/C1)
  • January 8 2014: Awarded the Italian National Scientic Qualification (Abilitazione Scientica Nazionale) to become an associate professor in theoretical physics (02/A2)
Convegni e conferenze

More than 80 talks given at international conferences and meetings (38 invited).

Altre attività

Students and Postdocs Mentored: 27 undergraduates, 7 graduates, 3 postdocs

Administrative Duties:

  • October 2017 - Present: Member of the selection committee for postdoctoral fellowships at TIFPA-INFN (Trento, Italy)
  • October 2016 - Present: Coordinator of International Agreements for the Physics Department of the University of Trento
  • October 2014 - Present: Member of the committee of the SISSA-Trento Joint Master Degree
  • October 2014 - Present: Member of the committee of the Tuebingen-Trento Joint Master Degree
  • July 2014 - Present: Colloquium organizer for the Department of Physics of the University of Trento (Italy)
  • June 2014 - Present: Member of the Executive and Faculty committees of the PhD School in Physics at the University of Trento
  • October 2010 - September 2011: Organizer of Seminars on Computational Astrophysics at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • January 2007 - July 2009: Organizer of Seminars and Journal Clubs for the Numerical Relativity group at AEI, Potsdam, Germany
  • November 2004 - October 2006: PhD Students' Representative for the Astrophysics Sector at SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Conference Organization:

  • October 11 - 14 2017: Organizer of the \EU Einstein Toolkit Workshop 2017 & EdFest" (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
  • September 11 - 15 2017: Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the Annual Meeting of the Italian Physical Society (Trento, September 11-15 2017)
  • May 2014 - Present: Topic Leader for the topic on "Numerical modelling in binary inspirals" in the EU COST Action NewCompStar
  • June 12 - 16 2017: Co-Chair of the ECT Workshop "Nuclear Astrophysics in the Gravitational Wave Astronomy Era" (Trento, Italy)
  • June 13 - 17 2016: Chair of the "Einstein Toolkit EU School and Workshop 2016" (Trento, Italy)
  • August 11 - 14 2015: Organizer of the "Einstein Toolkit Workshop 2015" (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • April 7 - 8 2008: Organizer (together with R. De Pietri and L. Rezzolla) of the Whisky Retreat 2008, Parma, Italy

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Note

More information as well as movies from my simulations can be found on my webpage: www.brunogiacomazzo.org.

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