Associate Research Scientist, Astronomy
Luca is a plasma astrophysicist investigating some of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe by performing supercomputer simulations and analytic calculations. His work explored a range of problems across different spatiotemporal scales, from nuclear fusion experiments to astrophysical plasmas. In particular, his research has led to significant progress in various frontier topics in plasma physics and astrophysics, including particle acceleration, magnetic reconnection, plasma turbulence, and general relativistic plasmas around black holes.
Plasma astrophysics (particle acceleration, plasma turbulence, magnetic reconnection). High energy astrophysics (black holes, neutron stars, jets from active galactic nuclei, accretion disks).