About me

Hello and welcome, my name is Francesco Biscani and this is my personal website.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in celestial mechanics and dynamical astronomy, currently at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, in Heidelberg (Germany). Previously, I was a research fellow at the European Space Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team and I served a brief stint as a high-performance scientific software engineer for Schlumberger.

My research focuses around analytical methods for classical and relativistic celestial mechanics, with an emphasis both on exact solutions and perturbative techniques.

As a part of my scientific activities, I am an active software developer. My main project, Piranha, is a C++ library for the symbolic manipulation of sparse algebraic structures, such as multivariate polynomials and Poisson series, commonly encountered in celestial mechanics.

You can reach me via email at bluescarni .the_at_sign. gmail dot you know what.