Gastón Escobar

I am a postdoc in the DEMOBLACK group. I obtained my PhD in Astrophysics in Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). My main focus in research is in the branch of relativistic astrophysics.
Before joining DEMOBLACK, I investigated the relativistic particle populations in microquasar jets with the aim of understanding the origin and properties of their non-thermal component. Particularly, for my PhD thesis I developed a model to propose microquasars as alternative Galactic and extragalactic cosmic-ray sources. For the DEMOBLACK project, my main focus is to develop an interface between the PeTar code, for cluster dynamics, and the group’s population-synthesis code SEVN. We will use this tool to investigate the formation channels of compact-object binaries in star clusters and produce simulated catalogues of gravitational-wave progenitors.