Nicola Giacobbo

My research focuses on the demography of compact-object binaries since my Master thesis (2016). During my PhD studies at the University of Padova (2016 – 2019), I have developed the MOBSE population-synthesis code (Giacobbo et al. 2018; Giacobbo & Mapelli 2018), which I have used to investigate the evolutionary pathways of compact binaries and their dependence on stellar metallicity, common envelope, supernova kicks, and many other physical processes. In general, my interests span from the evolution of single and binary stars to compact-object dynamics and computational astrophysics. I have just started my first postdoctoral fellowship in the DEMOBLACK team.