Cannizzaro Giacomo - Gaia
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Giacomo Cannizzaro is a PhD student at SRON in Utrecht (The Netherlands). The main subject of his research are Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs).
He graduated in Physics and Astrophysics at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy - where he was born - with a thesis on the study of magnetars.
For Gaia he will assess the number of white dwarf TDEs that should be detected with Gaia. His scientific interests include compact objects and transient events.
In his free time he enjoys mountain sports and reading.
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