Michele Sasdelli


Michele Sasdelli
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
85748 Garching
Phone: +49 (0)89 30000 2034
Fax: +49 (0)89 30000 2235
e-mail: sasdelli@MPA-Garching.mpg.de

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I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Hillebrandt, in Garching bei Münich, Germany. My main research interest is understanding the nature of Type Ia Supernovae. I am expert in machine-learning techniques and radiation transport modelling.

I completed my undergraduate studies at the Università di Pisa and at the prestigious Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.
I obtained a Bachelor in 2009 with a thesis on experimental particle Physics with Prof. Luigi Rolandi and then I completed my Master of Science in 2011 with a thesis on radiation transport modelling under the supervision of Prof. Paolo Mazzali.

In my spare time I do astrophotography with my girlfriend. Above you can see one of the photos that we made from Sardinia!


Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany (2011 - 2015).
Ph.D., Physics - June, 2015 (expected).
Dissertation: "A Metric Space for Series of Spectra of Type Ia Supernovae".
Advisor: Prof. Wolfgang Hillebrandt.
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy (2006 - 2011).
Diploma di Licenza - 2012.
Diploma di I livello - 2009.
Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (2006 - 2011).
M.Sc., Physics - October, 2011.
Master's thesis: "A characterization of overluminous type Ia supernovae using radiation transport models".
Advisor: Prof. Paolo Mazzali
B.A., Physics - July, 2009.
Bachelor's thesis: "Reconstruction and identification of Tau lepton at LHC".
Advisor: Prof. Luigi Rolandi.


Operate observations in The Nearby Supernova Factory collaboration (2012 - 2014).

Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany (2011 - 2015).
Student's lab instructor (Instructed students in a technical laboratory. Responsibility for exams and grades.)


Italian (native speaker).
English (fluent).


Operating Systems: Unix/Linux, Windows.