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Neutrino Astrophysics

The Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Fellowships

What

Neutrinos are fascinating elementary particles heralding the dawn of the multi-messenger astronomy era. Neutrinos drive the yet mysterious engine of the most energetic events occurring in our sky, such as core-collapse supernovae, compact binary mergers, and gamma-ray bursts. This ambitious project will draw back the curtain on the role of neutrinos and their possible non-standard interactions in these environments. It will also shed light on the signatures of the yet to be understood physics ruling these astrophysical events detectable through neutrinos.

Why

Understanding the physics of the most energetic and extreme objects populating our sky is essential as they could ultimately tell us about our own origin. This project will tackle some of the most fundamental questions on the physics behind astrophysical transients by employing innovative numerical and analytical techniques. We will also investigate the phenomenological implications of non-standard physics in the neutrino sector in these environments.

How

The project will entail interdisciplinary work at the interface of astrophysics, particle physics, and nuclear physics. We will create the most advanced analysis of the observable neutrino imprints due to the source physics and inspect signatures of non-standard physics.

SSR

This project will give me the opportunity to teach topics at the forefront of Particle Astrophysics and Astrophysics to Master and Bachelor students. All the students and the postdocs involved in the project will familiarize with various computational techniques and handle big data sets; hence, this project will provide them with expertise with a long range of applications in other research areas, as well as in the public and private sector. Moreover, I will use this project as a tool to encourage marginalized and underrepresented minorities to pursue higher education in Science.