I am a postdoctoral researcher in cosmology and astrophysics.
I am currently based at the Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (IFPU) in Trieste, Italy. I am also formally associated to the Italian national institute for astrophysics’ Observatory of Trieste (INAF-OATs), Scuola Internazionale Superiore dei Studi Avanzati (SISSA) and the Italian national institute for nuclear physic (INFN).
Broadly, my scientific work is based on tests of fundamental physics and cosmology using high resolution quasar spectra. In practice, I try to test the invariability of fundamental couplings (specifically, the fine structure constant) and prepare for future measurements of the redshift drift using the Extremely Large Telescope. I use quasar spectra obtained using very high resolution and extremely precise spectrographs such as ESPRESSO on the Very Large Telescope. As a result, I have expertise in wavelength calibration using astronomical Laser Frequency Combs, spectroscopic data reduction, quasar absorption system modelling using VPFIT and the newly developed AI-VPFIT based on artificial intelligence algorithms, and in data analysis more generally.
I obtained my MSc in Physics at the University of Zagreb in 2015 and my PhD in Astronomy at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in 2020.