I am an astrophysicist with broad interests in gravitational physics, high energy phenomena of compact objects, and dynamical systems theory. I model and simulate some of the observational signatures of black holes and neutron stars, to understand the properties of gravity and matter in extreme regimes.
That I am constantly learning. As a scientist, I am continuously faced with questions and problems, which I can address in several ways, allows pursuing my curiosity, and learn new concepts to tackle these problems.
I wanted to be a cosmologist and study the Universe, its origins, current properties, and how it evolves. Since the basis of that subject is general relativity, I took that class as an undergraduate. At the end of the course, before getting into topics related to cosmology, we studied black holes and I immediately got drawn into them, and by the time we got into cosmology, I was already way inside their horizon and could not escape from them!
Mostly with a lot of patience! As I study some of the most exotic objects in the Universe, there are a lot of things we do know about our theories or even, when we do have a theory, we do know how to compute an answer. That is why it requires collaborations, time, and effort to put things together and, sometimes, understand just little bit of something. Science is incremental, a collaborative effort, that is very rewarding.