Anthony Piro

Staff Member


My research is focused on theoretical astrophysics with a broad interest in topics involving compact objects, astrophysical explosions, accretion flows, and stellar dynamics.  I draw on my expertise in General Relativity, nuclear physics, thermodynamics, condensed matter physics, and fluid and magnetohydrodynamics both to predict new observational phenomena as well as to understand the key underlying physical mechanisms responsible for current observations.  Practically, I take a more classical approach to solving these problems --- using a combination of analytic and simple numerical models to build physical intuition for complex phenomena.

High energy theoretical astrophysics with a focus on supernovae, GWs and EM counterparts, accretion disks, tides, and compact objects