Maria Cristina Baglio

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Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, University of Insubria, Italy. MS, University of MIlan, Italy. BS, University of Milan, Italy.

M. Cristina Baglio is a post-doctoral associate at the Physics department of NYUAD. She obtained her MSc in Physics cum laude at the University of Milan (Milan, Italy) in October 2013. She did her PhD in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Insubria (Italy), collaborating with the Observatory of Brera (Merate, Italy). She obtained her PhD cum laude in September 2017.

Her research activity is principally focused on the study of the infrared and optical properties of Neutron Star and Black Hole Low Mass X-ray binaries. In particular, she is interested in the possibility of disentangling all the components that contribute to the emission of these systems at NIR-optical wavelengths, starting from the accretion disc and ending up with the emission of relativistic particles jets.

Currently, her research studies are focused on the observations of the signatures of jets emission in BH and NS LMXBs. To do this, she is analysing a big amount of photometric and polarimetric data, both in the infrared and in the optical, and is combining them with radio and X-ray observations to complete the picture. 

In parallel, she is working on optical and infrared observations of transitional millisecond pulsars.

Her research interests include neutron star and black hole X-ray binaries; jets from X-ray binaries; accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars; transitional millisecond pulsars; optical and infrared polarimetry.