Benedetta Mestichelli

I’ve been working together with the Demoblack group since 2021, when I wrote my master’s degree thesis on formation channels of intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) in young globular clusters. I’m mainly interested in the study of compact object formation and evolution in star clusters, with a special focus on binary black holes. My PhD thesis, written in collaboration with this group, will expand the topic treated in my MS thesis, using N-body and semi-analytical codes to study the formation of IMBHs in clusters across a large redshift range.