Aldo Batta – University of Copenhagen

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Aldo Batta

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I was born and raised in México City, and got my Bachelor's, Master's and PhD's degrees at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). I received my PhD degree on 2014, working on computational simulations of accretion disks around BHs in the Collapsar scenario. I then was awarded the UCMEXUS postdoctoral fellowship and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department at UCSC for the last four years.

Lately my research has focused on simulations and semi-analytical calculations of supernova explosions in binary systems, tidal disruption events (TDEs), and stellar black hole formation. I'm interested in processes that shape the mass and spin distribution of black holes, particularly the ones observed by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration.