Compact Objects

I’m interested in studying the structure and motion of compact objects from a gravitational point of view. The class of compact objects comprises Black Holes, Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs. They are the endpoint of most the star, after they burnt the thermonuclear fuel that acts against their self -gravity. My main interest is related to Black Holes and Neutron Stars; these two objects display one of the most extreme regime of the four fundamental interactions. Indeed, strong gravitational effect appear, nuclear reaction at extreme density dictates the shape of these objects, even the usual neutron decay is stabilized…

My main research in this topic consists in describing effectively relativistic dynamical tides of these objects. Tides play a crucial role in the gravitational interaction of compact objects binaries and can shed light on what really is a black hole.

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