Marco Pignatari

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Summary

I was awarded a PhD in astrophysics by the University of Torino (Italy) in 2006, and went on to work as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Keele (UK), the University of Victoria (Canada), the University of Basel (Switzerland) and the Konkoly Observatory (Hungary).

I am a member of several international collaborations, including NuGrid, the UK network BRIDGCE as well as JINA-CEE, the COST Action ChETEC.

Journal Article

Nucleosynthetic yields from neutron stars accreting in binary common envelopes

Keegans, J. D., Fryer, C. L., Jones, S. W., Côté, B., Belczynski, K., Herwig, F., …Diget, C. A. (2019). Nucleosynthetic yields from neutron stars accreting in binary common envelopes. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(1), 620-639. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz368

Neutron Star Mergers Might Not Be the Only Source of r-process Elements in the Milky Way

Côté, B., Eichler, M., Arcones, A., Hansen, C. J., Simonetti, P., Frebel, A., …Matteucci, F. (2019). Neutron Star Mergers Might Not Be the Only Source of r-process Elements in the Milky Way. The Astrophysical journal, 875(2), 106. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab10db

Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr

Mishenina, T., Pignatari, M., Gorbaneva, T., Bisterzo, S., Travaglio, C., Thielemann, F. K., & Soubiran, C. (2019). Enrichment of the Galactic disc with neutron capture elements: Sr. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484(3), 3846-3864. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz178

Remnants and ejecta of thermonuclear electron-capture supernovae: Constraining oxygen-neon deflagrations in high-density white dwarfs

Jones, S., Röpke, F. K., Fryer, C., Ruiter, A. J., Seitenzahl, I. R., Nittler, L. R., …Belczynski, K. (2019). Remnants and ejecta of thermonuclear electron-capture supernovae: Constraining oxygen-neon deflagrations in high-density white dwarfs. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 622, https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201834381

Other

Catching element formation in the act

Fryer, C. L., Timmes, F., Hungerford, A. L., Couture, A., Adams, F., Aoki, W., …Pignatari, M. (2019). Catching element formation in the act

Postgraduate supervision

Nuclear astrophysics, cosmochemistry, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesi

Conference organisation

i-process workshop

2019

SOC member, conference organized at TRIUMF, Vancouver BC, Canada

NuGrid-JINA_CEE-ChETEC school: software tools for simulations in nuclear astrophysics

2018

Main organizer of the NuGrid-JINA_CEE-ChETEC school: software tools for simulations in nuclear astrophysics

Stars, Supernovae and Nucleosynthesis V

2018

Stars, Supernovae and Nucleosynthesis V: 20-21 September 2018 Fifth BRIDGCE annual meeting: 2-day meeting on nuclear astrophysics, massive stars and supernovae. Topics that will be covered during the meeting are: Nuclear Astrophysics; Astronomical Observations and Galactic Chemical Evolution; Stellar abundances: a direct probe of nuclear reactions in stars; Stellar Evolution and nucleosynthesis; Nuclear data needs for stellar nucleosynthesis.

Conference presentation

Invited talk: Neutron Capture Processes at Work in Stars: A Nuclear Astrophysics Boot Camp

2018

Invited Talk, Neutron Capture Processes at Work in Stars: A Nuclear Astrophysics Boot Camp, JINA frontiers meeting, Notre Dame, South Bend, USA, June 21th- 25th, 2018

invited talk: Relics of the i process

2019

Attendance of the i-process workshop (I am SOC member). Specialized workshop and collaboration meeting

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

HEA Fellow

2018

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Recognition reference: PR142855 Date of recognition 09/03/2018