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. My research topics include:

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

  • 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: Postodoctoral fellowship at Racah Institute for Physics, Hebrew University

    Presently: Associate Professor at Leiden Observatory, Leiden University

    LISA Science Group deputy team leader

    full CV

    Current STUDENTS

    Mr Tommaso Marchetti, PhD,to be ESO fellow
    Miss Stella Reino, PhD
    Mr Fraser Evans, PhD
    Mr Raphael van Laak, BSc
    Mr Ernst Traanberg, BSc Mr Brandon Walter, MSc
    Mr Luther Algra, MSc
    Mr Martijn Wilhelm, MSc


    Dr Valeriya Korol, PhD, Rubicon and Grueber fellow
    Dr Clement Bonnerot: Marie Curie awardee

    Selection of MSc and BSc STUDENTS who published with me

    Mr Omar Contigiani, now PhD
    Mr Orlin Koop, now MSc
    Miss Banafshe Shiralilou, MSc
    Mr Joshua Albert, now PhD
    Mr Mark Kuiack

    Teaching--> Fall 2019 "General Relativity in Astronomy"

    Co-Editor and co-leading author of the ISSI book ``The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Massive Black Holes", Springer Edition, in preparation
    Multimessenger science opportunities with mHz gravitational waves , J. Baker, Z. Haiman, E.M. Rossi (leading authors, alphabetical order), 2019, White Paper for supporting LISA at the Decadal Survey
    Streams collision as possible precursor of double tidal disruption events , C. Bonnerot, E. M. Rossi, 2019, MNRAS, 484, 130
    On measuring the Galactic dark matter halo with hypervelocity stars,O. Contigiani, E.M. Rossi, T. Marchetti, 2019, MNRAS, accepted
    The hierarchical assembly of galaxies and black holes in the first billion years: predictions for the era of gravitational wave astronomy, P.Dayal, E.M. Rossi, et al. 2019, MNRAS, 486, 2336
    A multimessenger study of the Milky Way's stellar disc and bulge with LISA, Gaia, and LSST , V. Korol, E.M. Rossi, E. Barausse, 2019, MNRAS, 483, 5518
    Gaia DR2 in 6D: Searching for the fastest stars in the Galaxy, T. Marchetti, E.M. Rossi, A. Brown 2019, MNRAS, accepted. See ESA press release here
    Prospects for detection of hypervelocity stars with Gaia, T. Marchetti, O. Contigiani, E.M. Rossi, et al. 2018, MNRAS, 476,4697
    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
    Joint constraints on the Galactic dark matter halo and Galactic Centre from hypervelocity stars, E.M. Rossi et al. 2017, MNRAS, 467,1844
    Disc formation from stellar tidal disruptions , C. Bonnerot, E.M. Rossi,et al., 2016, MNRAS, 455, 2253
    The velocity distribution of Hypervelocity stars, E.M. Rossi, et al. 2014, ApJ, 795, 125
    Multiband light curves of tidal disruption events, G. Lodato, E.M. Rossi, 2011, MNRAS,
    Afterglow light curves, viewing angle and the jet structure of γ-ray bursts, E.M. Rossi, et al. 2002, MNRAS,

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