Cristina Baglio

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA University of Milan (Italy); MA University of Milan (Italy); PhD University of Insubria (Como, Italy)

Cristina Baglio joined NYU Abu Dhabi as a postdoctoral associate in 2017. Her research activity is principally focused on the detection and characterization of ultrarelativistic particles jets emitted from low mass X-ray binaries, both persistent and transient, and containing either black holes or neutron stars as compact objects. She is an expert in analyzing photometric, polarimetric, and spectroscopic observations at different wavelength regimes (from infrared to X-rays). In parallel, she also works on infrared and optical properties of accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars.

Cristina obtained her Master's degree in Physics Summa cum Laude at the University of Milan (Italy), in collaboration with the Observatory of Brera (Merate, LC, Italy). Her master thesis was awarded the prize “Fondazione Grazioli” for the best Master's degree thesis with a scientific background in 2013 (title of the thesis: “Polarimetric study of the transient LMXB Cen X-4 during quiescence"). After that, she got a PhD fellowship in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Insubria (CO, Italy). She obtained her PhD in 2017 Summa cum Laude.