Padova-Asiago Supernova Group
Lina Tomasella

My research interests are devoted to the physical properties of explosive events, i.e. novae and supernovae (SNe). I joined the Padova-Asiago SN Group in 2012, after having worked for many years on binary stars (either eclipsing and spectroscopic binaries, and interacting binaries).

At present, I am mostly interested in studying the Low-Luminosity SNe, both Type Iax SNe (which are believed to be thermonuclear events) and faint and slow Type II SNe (core-collapse events).

I am a member of the GRAWITA (Gravitational Wave INAF team) and ENGRAVE (Electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves at the Very Large Telescope, ESO) collaborations, which have the aim of carrying out multi-wavelength observational campaigns after the gravitational wave (GW) alerts released by the ground-based interferometers network (LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA), with the goal to find out and to characterise the GW-related transients, mainly kilonovae.

I am the PI of the Asiago Transient Classification Program (see ATC Program).

I live and work in Asiago highland, where are operational the telescopes and instrumentations of the Observatory of Padua. I am the team coordinator of the observational site at Cima Ekar (the team is composed of four technicias) and the manager of the local telescopes.

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My CV (in Italian. Updated March, 2024)