Research Interests

Current research interests include: 1) testing the universality of accretion disk physics across all mass and size scales, 2) development and application of advanced timing analysis methods to astronomical timeseries, 3) multi-wavelength data-analysis and interpretation of compact interacting binaries, 4) Machine learning algorithms applied to large astronomical datasets, in particular in the context of the BlackGEM project.

Recent Publications

  • Aranzana E., Koerding E., Uttley P., Scaringi S. and Bloemen S. (2018) Short time-scale optical variability properties of the largest AGN sample observed with Kepler/K2. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 476(2): 2501-2515. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty413.
  • Papitto A., Rea N., Zelati FC., Martino DD., Scaringi S., Campana S., Wilhelmi EDO., Knigge C., Serenelli A. and Stella L. (2018) The First Continuous Optical Monitoring of the Transitional Millisecond Pulsar PSR J1023+0038 with Kepler. Astrophysical Journal Letters 858(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aabee9.
  • Ponti G., George E., Scaringi S., Zhang S., Jin C., Dexter J., Terrier R., Clavel M., Degenaar N. and Eisenhauer F. (2017) A powerful flare from Sgr A* confirms the synchrotron nature of the X-ray emission. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 468(2): 2447-2468. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx596.
  • Scaringi S. (2017) Star formation: Cosmic feast. Nature Physics 13(3): 210-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphys3964.
  • Scaringi S., MacCarone TJ., D'Angelo C., Knigge C. and Groot PJ. (2017) Magnetically gated accretion in an accreting 'non-magnetic' white dwarf.. Nature 552(7684): 210-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature24653.