Pedro Marronetti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1965. He received his M.A. degree in physics from Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1989, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA, in 1999. Subsequently, Professor Marronetti spent two years at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, as a Postdoctoral Researcher of the Center for Relativity, and, from 2001 to 2004, he worked as a Fortner Fellow at the Department of Physics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA. From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Marronetti was a Faculty Member of the Department of Physics at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA. Presently, he is the Program Director for Gravitational Physics at the National Science Foundation, VA, USA. His main research interests are in the broad area of numerical relativity and astrophysics; they include modeling of black hole and neutron star, binary systems, and stellar collapse, with particular emphasis on the study of gravitational wave signals.
Biography Updated on 27 September 2014