Our research is about modeling the dynamics of compact objects, like black holes and neutron stars, in binary systems using Einstein's general relativity. We develop computational methods for solving Einstein's equations and for simulating astrophysical events on the largest supercomputers in the World. We model gravitational waves and their electromagnetic counterparts, and work with the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra and Einstein Telescope scientific collaboration to support gravitational-wave astronomy observations.

*European Research
Council (ERC-CoG-2021)* with about 2M euro.
The goal of InspiReM is to break new
grounds in the theoretical modeling of binary neutron star mergers (BNSMs) and to
deliver first-principles models linking the source
dynamics to the observed radiations.
The research programme will develop novel techniques for
multiscale and multiphysics computations in relativistic
astrophysics, advance analytical relativity and prepare
multimesseneger analyses.
InspiReM aims at shaping multimessenger
astronomy and driving new groundbreaking
discoveries in the related fields.

*Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft* in 2023 and aims
at developing a complete and ready-to-use
gravitational waveform model for the detection
and parameter estimation of hyperbolic black hole mergers.
The project will establish a framework to describe
scattering, multiple encounters and zoom-whirls, and direct capture events
also improving the analytical decription of radiation reaction along generic orbits.

*Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft* in 2020 and aims
at developing methods for Bayesian inference on joint
observations of kilonovae and gravitational waves.
The projects will establish an open-source framework to coherently analyse
the observational data, also including
numerical-relativityâ€“informed models of kilonova light
curves.

*European
Research Council (ERC-StG-2015)* with about 1.5M
euro developed the first complete
theoretical models of the gravitational spectrum of
binary neutron star mergers. The project developed and combined
new analytical and numerical relativity approaches to the
solution of the general-relativistic two-body
problem. BinGraSp contributed to the discovery of GW170817 and
will allow to extract precise information on fundamental physics
and astorphysics from future events.