The Deadly Spider Has Been Found !

A few days ago (Feb. 5th) I wrote a post about a special source, named XSS J12270-4859, a cryptic name behind a binary system composed by a neutron star and a normal companion star slightly less massive than our Sun. The special property of this system is that it belongs to a new family of... Continue Reading →

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The Missing Link

(Update: one paper is now published http://iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205/781/1/L3/) Today I'd like to  tell a brief story and discuss three recent papers accepted or submitted to The Astrophysical Journal & The Astrophysical Journal Letters (and make some self-promotion as I've been involved in writing two such papers). The story is about an extraordinary object, called PSR J1023+0038,... Continue Reading →

Some Free Codes for Top Research in Astronomy

I am mostly an observer working in the field of high energy astrophysics, doing experiments and performing observations with space and ground based telescopes. However, once in a while I also like very much to use numerical codes to solve complex physical problems that require large computational resources. So I would like to share the... Continue Reading →

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