I am interested in several aspects related to transients, including gravitational-wave events, supernovae, supernovae precursors, rare transients, and fast radio bursts. We are working on the characterization of such events with the goal of better understanding their nature.
Small bodies in the Solar System are primordial relics from the formation of our planetary system, and they allow us to study the formation and evolution of our own Solar System and planetary systems in general. My group conducts several studies including the characterization of small bodies in the Kuiper belt, searching for the yet unseen Oort cloud, and the study of binary asteroids.
We are developing algorithms for signal processing in astronomy. Currently, we are attempting to improve the performances of ground-based astrometric and photometric measurements. Furthermore, we are working on methodologies for identifying lensed quasars and measuring their time delays in order to make them into efficient cosmological probes.
My group is designing and building cutting-edge astronomical instruments, including survey telescopes, and spectrographs. Our main goal is to characterize the transient and variable sky on subsecond to years time scales.