Simona Pirani

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University, supervised by Senior University Lecturer and Head of the Department Anders Johansen and Senior Research Fellow Alexander Mustill.

Previously, I obtained my bachelor’s degree at the University of L’Aquila, in Italy, and my master’s degree at "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy.

My research concerns the dynamical and collisional evolution of the asteroid belt and its implications for the architecture and possible migrations of the giant planets and, in particularly, i'm interested on how this evolution could have affected the Earth geological history and the delivery of water to our planet through impacts. 

Recent research outputs

Turrini, D., Miguel, Y., Zingales, T., Piccialli, A., Helled, R., Vazan, A., Oliva, F., Sindoni, G., Panić, O., Leconte, J., Min, M., S. Pirani, Selsis, F., Coudé du Foresto, V., Mura, A. & Wolkenberg, P., 2018 Jan 29, In : Experimental Astronomy. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turrini, D., Svetsov, V., Consolmagno, G., Sirono, S. & S. Pirani, 2016 Dec 1, In : Icarus. 280, p. 328-339 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Simona Pirani & Turrini, D., 2016 Jun 1, In : Icarus. 271, p. 170-179 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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