My research mainly focuses in the field of classical gravitation, within the framework of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. I usually combine analytical and numerical tools in order to attack problems in astrophysics, relativistic hydrodynamics, and numerical relativity. A particular problem that I have extensively explored is the validity of the Cosmic Censorship Conjecture for the gravitational collapse of a spherical dust star, first identifying and characterizing the conditions on the initial data leading to the formation of globally naked singularities, and then studying the stability of the associated Cauchy horizon under several classes of perturbations. I am also interested on the observational features of such naked singularities, which could help test the Cosmic Censorship Conjecture.
Other current projects involve neutron star and magnetar physics, in particular the emission of gamma-ray signals from coalescing binary neutron stars as electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves.