Samuele Marco Silveravalle

  • PhD student
  • University of Trento

I am a member of the theoretical cosmology group, with Massimiliano Rinaldi as my supervisor, and my research revolves around solutions of modified gravity. I was born in Milan, where I took the majority of my studies at the University of Milano Bicocca. Intrigued by the Renormalization Group approach to quantum gravity I came into contact with Alfio Bonanno of the Catania Astrophysical Observatory, contact that led me to spend seven months in Sicily to study black hole solutions in quadratic gravity for my Masters Thesis. After graduation I spent three months with Luciano Rezzolla’s group at the Goethe University of Frankfurt studying isothermal clusters in modified gravity, and a few months working as a High School teacher. I am now in my second year of PhD studies at the University of Trento, still working on solutions of quadratic gravity and approaching the study of Yang-Mills fields in cosmology.


  • Black holes, stars and exotic solutions of quadratic gravity

    Quadratic curvature terms are commonly introduced in the action as first order corrections of General Relativity. In recent years solutions of such theories gained much attention and many static, spherically symmetric solutions have been found. However a classification of these solutions in terms of their gravitational properties is still lacking. In this talk we address […]