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Ficarra, Giuseppe
Postdoctoral Researcher


  • Ph.D. in Physics
    King's College London
  • M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics
    La Sapienza University of Rome
  • B.Sc. in Physics
    La Sapienza University of Rome


Giuseppe Ficarra is a postdoctoral research associate at CCRG working with Prof. Carlos Lousto. Giuseppe obtained his PhD in the Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology group at King's College London, under the supervision of Prof. Helvi Witek. He completed both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at La Sapienza University of Rome.

His research focused on the interplay between black holes and non-trivial matter fields in the context of gravitational wave astrophysics, using both analytical and numerical techniques. Specifically, he studied the superradiant instability triggered by axion-like particles (compelling dark matter candidates) around single rotating black holes in the case of multi-mode initial data. Additionally, he focused on the interaction of these ultralight scalars with binary black holes, by analyzing their dynamical features and studying imprints on the gravitational wave signal using numerical relativity.

Giuseppe's current research interests include the merger of compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars, and investigations of dark matter candidates based on the dynamics of compact objects.

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