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Research Interests

Focuses on the biggest explosions and disruptions that occur in our Universe: Supernovae, Gamma-Ray Bursts, compact stellar mergers and tidal disruption events, with the primary goal of understanding the nature of the physical processes that regulate such dramatic displays.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Università di Milano-Bicocca

… → 2010

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gamma ray bursts Physics & Astronomy
supernovae Physics & Astronomy
radio Earth & Environmental Sciences
light curve Physics & Astronomy
afterglows Physics & Astronomy
x rays Physics & Astronomy
explosion Earth & Environmental Sciences
explosions Physics & Astronomy

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Grants 2016 2022

massive stars
shock
ejecta
command service modules
crashes
gravitational waves
LIGO (observatory)
astrophysics
universe
landmarks

Research Output 2006 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

A Hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernova with Enhanced Iron-group Absorption: A New Link between SLSNe and Broad-lined Type Ic SNe

Blanchard, P. K., Nicholl, M., Berger, E., Chornock, R., Milisavljevic, D., Margutti, R. & Gomez, S., Feb 10 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 872, 1, 90.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

supernovae
hydrogen
iron
magnetars
light curve
1 Citation (Scopus)

ALMA Detection of a Linearly Polarized Reverse Shock in GRB 190114C

Laskar, T., Alexander, K. D., Gill, R., Granot, J., Berger, E., Mundell, C. G., Duran, R. B., Bolmer, J., Duffell, P., Eerten, H. V., Fong, W., Kobayashi, S., Margutti, R. & Schady, P., Jun 10 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 878, 1, L26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polarization
shock
linear polarization
ejecta
bursts
12 Citations (Scopus)

An Embedded X-Ray Source Shines through the Aspherical at 2018cow: Revealing the Inner Workings of the Most Luminous Fast-evolving Optical Transients

Margutti, R., Metzger, B. D., Chornock, R., Vurm, I., Roth, N., Grefenstette, B. W., Savchenko, V., Cartier, R., Steiner, J. F., Terreran, G., Margalit, B., Migliori, G., Milisavljevic, D., Alexander, K. D., Bietenholz, M., Blanchard, P. K., Bozzo, E., Brethauer, D., Chilingarian, I. V., Coppejans, D. L. & 25 others, Ducci, L., Ferrigno, C., Fong, W., Götz, D., Guidorzi, C., Hajela, A., Hurley, K., Kuulkers, E., Laurent, P., Mereghetti, S., Nicholl, M., Patnaude, D., Ubertini, P., Banovetz, J., Bartel, N., Berger, E., Coughlin, E. R., Eftekhari, T., Frederiks, D. D., Kozlova, A. V., Laskar, T., Svinkin, D. S., Drout, M. R., MacFadyen, A. & Paterson, K., Feb 10 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 872, 1, A18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

supernovae
radio
erg
engines
engine
1 Citation (Scopus)

An Unexpectedly Small Emission Region Size Inferred from Strong High-frequency Diffractive Scintillation in GRB 161219B

Alexander, K. D., Laskar, T., Berger, E., Johnson, M. D., Williams, P. K. G., Dichiara, S., Fong, W., Gomboc, A., Kobayashi, S., Margutti, R. & Mundell, C. G., Jan 10 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 870, 2, 67.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

scintillation
radio observation
afterglows
scattering
radio
4 Citations (Scopus)

A Search for Optical Emission from Binary Black Hole Merger GW170814 with the Dark Energy Camera

Doctor, Z., Kessler, R., Herner, K., Palmese, A., Soares-Santos, M., Annis, J., Brout, D., Holz, D. E., Sako, M., Rest, A., Cowperthwaite, P., Berger, E., Foley, R. J., Conselice, C. J., Gill, M. S. S., Allam, S., Balbinot, E., Butler, R. E., Chen, H. Y., Chornock, R. & 79 others, Cook, E., Diehl, H. T., Farr, B., Fong, W., Frieman, J., Fryer, C., García-Bellido, J., Margutti, R., Marshall, J. L., Matheson, T., Metzger, B. D., Nicholl, M., Paz-Chinchón, F., Salim, S., Sauseda, M., Secco, L. F., Smith, R. C., Smith, N., Vivas, A. K., Tucker, D. L., Abbott, T. M. C., Avila, S., Bechtol, K., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D. L., Rosell, A. C., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., D'Andrea, C. B., Da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Doel, P., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Goldstein, D. A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W. G., Hollowood, D. L., Honscheid, K., Hoyle, B., James, D. J., Jeltema, T., Kent, S., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Lima, M., Maia, M. A. G., March, M., Menanteau, F., Miller, C. J., Miquel, R., Neilsen, E., Nord, B., Ogando, R. L. C., Plazas, A. A., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Walker, A. R. & Wester, W., Jan 1 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 873, 2, L24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dark energy
merger
light emission
cameras
energy