Alberto Sesana

Albert Einstein Institute, Germany

Alberto Sesana got his B.S. degree in physics from Università dell'Insubria (Como, Italy) with a thesis about the gravitational wave (GW) background from massive black hole binaries (MBHBs) in 2003. In January 2007, he got his Ph.D. degree from the same institution with a thesis on the dynamics of MBHBs in stellar environments. Since then, he has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham (2007), at the Pennsylvania State University (2007–2009) and now at the Max- Planck-Institute für Gravitationsphysik (Albert Einstein Institute (AEI)), since November 2009. His research interests are mostly focused on anything related to MBHs including their cosmological formation and growth, mass and spin evolution along the cosmic history; the dynamical evolution of massive black hole binaries in stellar and gaseous environments: the last parsec problem, observational signatures, binary induced tidal disruption flares, and so on; sources of low-frequency GW radiation and detection with space-based interferometers (such, eLISA) and pulsar timing arrays (PTAs); hypervelocity stars ejected by SgrA*. He is an Active Member of the European and International Pulsar Timing Array team and of the eLISA Science team. He serve as a Referee for several international journals such as ApJ, MNRAS, and PRD.

Biography Updated on 15 January 2012

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