Dr Alice Zocchi


Biography

I completed my Ph.D. in 2014 at the Università degli Studi di Milano, in Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Bertin. My Thesis was devoted to the study of the structure and dynamics of globular clusters; in particular, I studied the role played by several dynamical ingredients, such as anisotropy in velocity space, internal rotation, and external tidal field, in determining the dynamics of these stellar systems. In 2010 I obtained my M.Sc. degree in Physics at the same institution, with a dissertation focussed on the study of the dynamics of star clusters in different relaxation conditions. I moved to the University of Surrey in May 2014, to work as a Newton International Research Fellow.

Research interests

  • Dynamics and evolution of globular clusters
  • N-body simulations of star clusters
  • Intermediate-mass black holes in globular clusters