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Durham University

Department of Physics

Staff profile

Dr Simone Scaringi, PhD

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics
Room number: OC120
Assistant Professor in the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy

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After my undergraduate BSc in Mathematics with Astronomy at the University of Southampton, I obtained my M.Phil and PhD also from Southampton in the Astronomy group (2010). I later spent a few years at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2012 I moved to KU Leuven, Belgium, with a FWO Pegasus Marie Curie fellowship, followed by a Humboldt fellowship in 2015 held at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany. In 2017 I was appointed lecturer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and in 2018 moved as an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, USA. Since 2020 I am an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy at Durham University.

Research Interests

  • Accretion physics
  • Compact Objects
  • Machine Learning
  • Surveys
  • Timing analysis