Alessandra Mastrobuono Battisti


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


I am an expert in stellar dynamics and I work on several aspects of the formation and evolution of dense stellar clusters in the Galaxy and I explored issues related to the formation of the solar system. The tools I use are GPU-accelerated direct N-body codes and dynamical models that I develop and analyse such to compare them directly to observations. I used my own GPU-parallelised direct N-body code (NBSymple) and other codes to study the evolution of globular clusters (GCs) in the Galactic potential, and the origin of their tidal tails. I investigated the chemical anomalies in GCs finding key observational predictions to test multiple populations formation scenarios. I proved that GC internal metallicity spreads can be the result of mergers between disc clusters. I numerically followed the inspiral of GCs to the Galactic centre showing how they significantly contribute to the formation of the central nuclear star cluster. On planetary scales, I solved the long-standing Earth-Moon composition similarity issue.

Recent research outputs

M. Alfaro-Cuello, N. Kacharov, N. Neumayer, P. Bianchini, A. Mastrobuono-Battisti, N. Lützgendorf, A. C. Seth, T. Böker, S. Kamann, R. Leaman, L. L. Watkins & G. Van De Ven, 2020 Mar 23, In : Astrophysical Journal. 892, 1, 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Annalisa Calamida, Alice Zocchi, Giuseppe Bono, Ivan Ferraro, Alessandra Mastrobuono-Battisti, Abhijit Saha, Giacinto Iannicola, Armin Rest, Giovanni Strampelli & Alfredo Zenteno, 2020 Mar 17, In : Astrophysical Journal. 891, 2, 167.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

B. Thorsbro, N. Ryde, R. M. Rich, M. Schultheis, F. Renaud, E. Spitoni, T. K. Fritz, A. Mastrobuono-Battisti, L. Origlia, F. Matteucci & R. Schödel, 2020, In : Astrophysical Journal. 894, 1, 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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