Dr Marco Pignatari

Dr Marco Pignatari

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Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics

Summary

I was awarded a PhD in astrophysics by the University of Torino (Italy) in 2006, and before joining the Universityof Hull in 2016 I worked 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).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

129I and 247Cm in meteorites constrain the last astrophysical source of solar r-process elements

Côté, B., Eichler, M., Yagüe, A., Vassh, N., R. Mumpower, M., Világos, B., …Lugaro, M. (2021). 129I and 247Cm in meteorites constrain the last astrophysical source of solar r-process elements. Science, 371(6532), 945-948. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba1111

Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python

Keegans, J. D., Stancliffe, R. J., Bilton, L. E., Cashmore, C. R., Gibson, B. K., Kristensen, M. T., …Chongchitnan, S. (2021). Project ThaiPASS: international outreach blending astronomy and Python. Physics Education, 56(3), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6552/abdae7

Evaluation of the N 13 (a,p) O 16 thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains

Meyer, A., De Séréville, N., Laird, A. M., Hammache, F., Longland, R., Lawson, T., …Tatischeff, V. (2020). Evaluation of the N 13 (a,p) O 16 thermonuclear reaction rate and its impact on the isotopic composition of supernova grains. Physical Review C, 102(3), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.102.035803

Shell-model studies of the astrophysical rp -process reactions S 34 (p,?) Cl 35 and Cl 34g,m (p,?) Ar 35

Richter, W. A., Brown, B. A., Longland, R., Wrede, C., Denissenkov, P., Fry, C., …Reifarth, R. (2020). Shell-model studies of the astrophysical rp -process reactions S 34 (p,?) Cl 35 and Cl 34g,m (p,?) Ar 35. Physical Review C, 102(2), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.102.025801

Origin of Large Meteoritic SiC Stardust Grains in Metal-rich AGB Stars

Dell'Agli, F., D'Orazi, V., Schönb chler, M., Lugaro, M., Cseh, B., Világos, B., …Nittler, L. R. (2020). Origin of Large Meteoritic SiC Stardust Grains in Metal-rich AGB Stars. The Astrophysical journal, 898(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab9e74

Research interests

My main research interest is about how elements are made in stars, from small stars like our Sun, to the biggest stars that will explode as supernovae.

I am a member of several international collaborations focused on nuclear astrophysics, galactic archaeology and cosmochemistry, including NuGrid, the UK network BRIDGCE, JINA-CEE, the COST Action ChETEC, and the NSF Accelnet network IReNA.

Postgraduate supervision

Nuclear astrophysics, cosmochemistry, stellar evolution and nucleosynthesi

Conference organisation

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

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

HEA Fellow

2018

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