Mattia Bulla

I am a Senior Research Scientist working at the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University.

My research is funded through a starting grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) and is focused on studying supernovae and kilonovae, extremely bright events associated with the explosions of dying stars.

To unravel the nature of these explosions, I run sophisticated calculations and test different scenarios by comparing their predictions with supernova and kilonova observations.


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Polarized kilonovae from

black hole - neutron star mergers

M. Bulla, K. Kyutoku, M. Tanaka, S. Covino,

J. R. Bruten, T. Matsumoto et al.

MNRAS, 501, 1891 (2021)

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Detectability of kilonovae in optical surveys: post-mortem examination of the LVC O3 run follow-up

A. Sagués Carracedo, M. Bulla,

U. Feindt & A. Goobar

MNRAS, 504, 1294 (2021)

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Multimessenger constraints on the neutron-star equation of state and the Hubble constant

T. Dietrich, M. W. Coughlin, P. T. H. Pang, M. Bulla,

J. Heinzel, L. Issa, I. Tews, S. Antier

Science, 370, 1450 (2020) 

Can jets make the radioactively powered emission from neutron star mergers bluer?L. Nativi, M. Bulla, S. Rosswog, C. Lundman,

G. Kowal, D. Gizzi, G. P. Lamb, A. Perego

MNRAS, 500, 1772 (2021)

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Optical follow-up of the neutron star- black hole mergers S200105ae and S200115j

S. Anand, M. W. Coughlin, M. Kasliwal, 

M. Bulla, T. Ahumada et al.

Nature Astronomy, 5, 46 (2021)

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Measuring the Hubble Constant

with a sample of kilonovae

M. W. Coughlin, S. Antier, T. Dietrich,

R. J. Foley, J. Heinzel, M. Bulla et al. 

Nature Communications, 11, 4129 (2020)