Daniele Viganó

Daniele Viganó


Research Interests

Daniele works in the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, IEEC-CSIC) as the PI of the ERC Starting Grant IMAGINE. After the Physics studies in Milan (Italy), he got a PhD in 2013 in the University of Alicante (Spain). Then he has post-doctoral positions in the University of Balearic Islands (2017-2019) and in the ICE itself (2013-2015, and 2019-2021). He did short stays in the USA and UK. Between 2014 and 2017 he got a Master in Renewable Energies and worked on the field in several international cooperation clean energy projects, in Sub-Saharian Africa and Central America.

My main research expertise is magnetism in astrophysics. The current project I lead, IMAGINE ( www.ice.csic.es/erc-imagine ), aims at understanding the role of magnetism in exoplanets, studying in particular the evolution of gas giants, the quest for their radio emission, and the habitability of rocky worlds. Since the time of my PhD studies, I have been working in magnetic and thermal evolution of neutron stars, and their thermal and non-thermal emission; I am currently leading the development of a new 3D code. Finally, I am involved in accurate general relativistic MHD simulations of binary neutron star mergers, especially for what matters the magnetic field amplification.