Alessandro Alberto Trani is an INTERACTION Senior Fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. He received his PhD from SISSA in 2017, before moving to The University of Tokyo as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow.
His Ph.D. focused on the dynamics of stars, gas, and planets close to SgrA*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy. With the advent of GW astronomy, he is now leveraging the gravitational few-body problem to unveil the astrophysical origin of GW events. His main research interest remains the study of collisional self-gravitating systems, which include star clusters, galactic nuclei, binary stars, and planetary systems. He collaborates with the DEMOBLACK group in the development of the population-synthesis code SEVN.