I am Francesco Carotenuto, and I am a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the Astrophysics department.
I am part of the Relativistic Astrophysics group led by Rob Fender, and my research focuses on radio-interferometric observations of black hole X-ray binaries, mostly using MeerKAT as part of the ThunderKAT Large Survey Program. Specifically, I am interested in the study of the different types of relativistic jets produced by these sources, investigating their connection with the accretion flow and their interaction with the environment surrounding the system.
Before moving to Oxford, I completed my PhD at the Université de Paris and CEA-Saclay in early 2022. Previously, I obtained the Master's degree in Astrophysics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", with a master thesis on multi-messenger astronomy as part of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration.
For a full list of my current publications click here.
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