Anthony Piro is interested in a wide range of topics in theoretical astrophysics, including compact objects, astrophysical explosions, accretion flows, and stellar dynamics. His expertise is in nuclear physics, thermodynamics, condensed matter physics, General Relativity, and fluid and magnetohydrodynamics. He uses this background to predict new observational phenomena, as well as to understand the key underlying physical mechanisms responsible for current observations. He uses a combination of analytic and simple numerical models to build physical intuition for complex phenomena.
Piro received his B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from UC Santa Barbara. He was a TAC fellow at UC Berkeley, a postdoc at Caltech, and a Hale Scholar in Theoretical Astrophysics at Carnegie Observatories before becoming a Staff Member at Carnegie in 2016.