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Luciano Rezzolla

Spokesperson, Principal Investigator

Luciano Rezzolla is internationally recognised as a leading figure in relativistic astrophysics, combining the mathematical rigour of general relativity with the interpretation of high-energy phenomena from astrophysical compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars.

In 2013 he has co-authored a book on “Relativistic Hydrodynamics” published by Oxford University Press that is normally recognised as the standard reference on this topic. Together with coPIs Falcke and Kramer, he has been awarded in 2014 an ERC Synergy Grant (BlackHoleCam) for the theoretical study of supermassive black holes that has lead to the first image of a supermassive black hole in the giant galaxy M87.

In 2020 he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant (Jetset) to study the launching and propagation of relativistic jets. He has recently started an activity in science outreach with a publication of a book on gravity (The irresistible attraction of gravity) published in several languages. He has published more than 220 papers on various refereed journals and has received several prizes and international recognitions.


Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla

Institute for Theoretical Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt
Max-von-Laue-Str. 1,
Room 2.143
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Secretary: Astrid Steidl
Room 2.142