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Dr. Luca Franci
Ph.D.
e-mail: luca.franci (at) unipr.it
phone: +39 0521 905493
fax: +39 0521 905223

Research Interests and Projects
I am a computational astrophysicist with research interests in general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, massively parallel and distributed simulations and GPU computing.
At present, I am Ph.D. student in Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences of the University of Parma and I'm working on the following projects:
  • "3DMagRoI: High-resolution 3D study of MRI in relativistic rotating stars"
    a PRACE awarded project (25 million core hours on FERMI at CINECA, Italy) which is an improvement of the previous study, in collaboration with R. De Pietri, A. Feo, R. Alfieri (University of Parma), L. Del Zanna, N. Bucciantini (University of Florence) and F. Loeffler (Louisiana State University)
  • "Stiffness effects on the dynamics of bar-mode instability in full General Relativity"
    to appear on the arXiv soon...
    in collaboration with R. De Pietri and A. Feo (University of Parma) and F. Loeffler (Louisiana State University)
  • "Optimization and porting of X-ECHO, a numerical code for simulations in GRMHD, on CPU/GPU clusters using OpenACC directives"
    an ISCRA/C awarded project (20000 core hours on Eurora at CINECA, Italy) for which I'm the project leader, in collaboration with M. Rivi (University of Oxford), F. Spiga (University of Cambridge), L. Del Zanna (University of Florence) and R. De Pietri (University of Parma)
Publications (From external Database)
Publications from NASA ADS
Talks
  1. Casalecchio di Reno (Italy) - May 22th, 2012
    "Optimization and porting of a numerical code for 3D simulations in GRMHD on CPU/GPU clusters"
    Preparatory talk for the PRACE Winter School Stage at CINECA
  2. Casalecchio di Reno (Italy) - November 6th, 2012
    "Optimization and porting of a numerical code for 3D simulations in GRMHD on CPU/GPU clusters"
    Final talk for the PRACE Winter School Stage at CINECA
  3. SISSA, Trieste (Italy) - June 4th, 2013
    "Bar-mode instability in magnetized and rotating relativistic stars"
    Talk at the Young Researcher Meeting 2013
  4. Warsaw (Poland) - July 10th, 2013
    "Bar-mode instability in magnetized rotating relativistic stars"
    Talk at the 20th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR20)
  5. Guilford (UK) - July 29th, 2013
    "Bar-mode instability in magnetized rotating relativistic stars" (Poster)
    Poster for the Conference "Neutron Stars: Nuclear Physics, Gravitational Waves and Astronomy"
  6. Ferrara (Italy) - September 18th, 2013
    "Results on the classical high-beta bar-mode instability of relativistic star models for polytropic EoS with adiabatic index Gamma = 2.75"
    Talk at the "VIII Congresso Nazionale Astrofisica degli Oggetti Compatti"
  7. Parma (Italy) - March 11th, 2014
    "Dynamical bar-mode instability in magnetized relativistic stars"
    Ph.D. thesis dissertation
  8. Florence (Italy) - March 25th, 2014
    "Numerical studies of the dynamical bar-mode instability in rapidly rotating relativistic stars"
    Talk at the conference "The Structure and Signals of Neutron Stars: from Birth to Death"