Mathieu Renzo

Research Fellow at the CCA of the Flatiron Institute.


I am a physicist with interest in astronomy because of the wide range of phenomena and processes occurring astrophysical context. I focus mostly on stellar astrophysics, and in particular massive stars, binary evolution, and stellar explosions. My research interest include stellar kinematics (runaway, "walkaway", and hyper-velocity stars), core-collapse and (pulsational) pair-instability supernovae, X-ray binaries, time-domain and gravitational-wave astronomy. I mainly use numerical simulations of massive stars in binary systems using both detailed stellar structure and evolution models (e.g., with MESA), and rapid population synthesis (e.g., using binary_c or COSMIC).