Elena Maria Rossi
My research in theoretical astrophysics and data mining focuses on studies of phenomena around compact objects and on stellar dynamics as tool to trace the Galactic dark matter.

  • Tidal disruption events
  • Supermassive black holes formation and evolution
  • Galactic Centre stellar dynamics
  • Hypervelocity stars as Galactic Potential tracers
  • Double white dwarfs as electromagnetic and gravitational wave sources
  • Gaia data mining with machine learning algorithms
  • ``LISA" science

    Animations of disc response to black hole recoil
    (Rossi et al. 2010)

  • Leiden Observatory
    J.H. Oort Building, Office #539
    Niels Bohrweg 2
    NL-2333 CA Leiden
    The Netherlands

    Tel: +31 (0)71-527 5877
    Fax: +31 (0)71 527 5743

    email: emr@strw.leidenuniv.nl

    2005: Ph.D. University of Cambridge, advisor Prof. M. J. Rees

    2005-2008: Chandra Fellow at JILA, University of Colorado

    2008-2010: Post-doc at Racah Institute for Physics, Hebrew University

    Presently: Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory, Leiden University

    full CV

    Current STUDENTS

    Mr Orlin Koop, BSc
    Miss Banafsheh Shiralilou, MSc
    Miss Yuejia Zhai, MSc
    Mr Marco Trueba van den Boom, MSc
    Miss Esmee Stoop, MSc Mr Omar Contigiani, PhD
    Mr Zuija Lu, Phd
    Miss Valeriya Korol, PhD
    Mr Tommaso Marchetti, PhD
    Miss Stella Reino, PhD


    Dr Alex Rimoldi
    Dr Clement Bonnerot

    Teaching--> Spring 2018 "Compact Object andd Accretion (+Gravitational Wave)"

    Prospects for detection of hypervelocity stars with Gaia, T. Marchetti, O. Contigiani, E.M. Rossi, et al. 2017, MNRAS, accepted.
    An artificial neural network to discover Hypervelocity stars: Candidates in Gaia DR1/TGAS , T. Marchetti, E.M. Rossi, et al. 2017, MNRAS,470, 1388. See ESA press release here
    Prospects for detection of detached double white dwarf binaries with Gaia, LSST and LISA , V. Korol, E.M. Rossi et al. 2017,MNRAS,470, 1894
    Magnetic field evolution in tidal disruption events, C. Bonnerot, D. Price, G. Lodato & E.M. Rossi 2017,MNRAS, 469, 4879
    Joint constraints on the Galactic dark matter halo and Galactic Centre from hypervelocity stars, E.M. Rossi et al. 2017,MNRAS, 467,1844
    Light or heavy supermassive black hole seeds: the role of internal rotation in the fate of supermassive stars , D. Fiacconi & E.M. Rossi, 2017, MNRAS, 464, 2259
    Long-term stream evolution in tidal disruption events C. Bonnerot, E.M. Rossi, & G. Lodato, 2017, MNRAS, 467, 1844
    Bad prospects for the detection of giant stars' tidal disruption: effect of the ambient medium on bound debris , C. Bonnerot, E.M. Rossi, & G. Lodato, 2016, MNRAS, 458, 332
    Bright vigorous wi nds as signposts of supermassive black hole birth , D. Fiacconi & E.M. Rossi, 2016, MNRAS,455, 2
    Disc formation from stellar tidal disruptions , C. Bonnerot, E.M. Rossi, G. Lodato, D. Price, 2016, MNRAS, 455, 2253
    The velocity distribution of Hypervelocity stars, E.M. Rossi, S. Kobayashi, R. Sari 2014, ApJ, 795, 125

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