Igor Andreoni

Hi! My name is Igor Andreoni and I am an astronomer. I use telescopes to discover and understand the most extreme events happening in the Universe.  


Massive stars die in spectacular explosions that we can observe out to billions of light years away.  Black holes and neutron stars crash against each other, releasing gravitational waves that we can capture with instruments such as the LIGO and Virgo interferometers.  Thanks to the visionary work of scientists, now we are able to look & listen to the Universe.

Currently, I work as Neil Gehrels Postdoctoral Fellow at Joint Space-Science Institute, which is a a research partnership between the Astronomy and Physics departments at University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Research interests:

  • Electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational waves and multi-messenger Astronomy

  • Fast radio bursts

  • Fast transients and high time resolution optical astronomy


I discover and study astronomical transients using many telescopes, including the Dark Energy Camera, the Zwicky Transient Facility, and telescopes part of the GROWTH network.

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Photo by Carl Knox

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During my PhD I worked on the "Deeper Wider Faster" program, aiming at discovering the fastest bursts in the sky including counterparts to fast radio bursts and gravitational wave events.


GitHub handle: igorandreoni

My work can also be found on ResearchGate


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Top image: "The Transient Beauty"

Background image: Astrophysics school "Look & Listen", Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo, Mexico, 2014