I’m Manuel Arca Sedda. Aside from chasing black holes in star cluster simulations, I love spending time with my family and learning more about martial arts, photography, winery, comics, books, movies, and music. It’s a pity that one day has just 24h. I earned my PhD in Astronomy at the University of Rome Sapienza in January 2014, where I also was a postdoc until the end of 2016.
In 2017 I moved to Heidelberg, where I joined the Astronomisches Rechen Institut. In 2018 I was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to pursue my research project “Black Holes at all the scales”. Since March 2022 I am a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Padova where I conduct my research project “GRACE-BH”, which aims at tackling the challenge to answer the question “What are the best conditions under which an intermediate-mass black hole forms in a massive stellar system?”.