Mathieu Renzo

Curriculum Vitae


I am a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Astrophysics of the Flatiron Institute in New York city.

My focus is on numerical simulations of massive stars in binary systems using both the detailed stellar structure and evolution code MESA, and the population synthesis code binary_c. My research interests include massive stars and binary evolution, runaway, "walkaway", and hyper-velocity stars, X-ray binaries, core-collapse supernovae, (pulsational) pair-instability supernovae, and time-domain and gravitational-wave astronomy.

My choice of being an astrophysicist is motivated by the large variety of different physical phenomena that can be studied in an astrophysical context, and I want my work to be as tied as possible to observations.

In December 2019, I obtained my PhD degree from the University of Amsterdam, before that I studied at the University of Pisa and spent several long visits in Caltech for my master thesis. During my PhD I have also been a KITP graduate fellow at UC Santa Barbara.