About

Federica is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and in the School of Public Policy and Administration and a Resident Faculty in the Data Science Institute.

She works on data-driven solutions to problems that span from the nature of explosions in the sky to delays in the justice system. She studies lightcurves, time series of light, in astronomy to understand stellar evolution and cosmology, and in the urban environment at the Urban Observatory, where the study of urban lightcurves enables sociological, ecologic, economic inference.

She is a TED 2019 fellow. Watch her 2019 TED talk!

She is a passionate communicator: contact her regarding public spaking engagements.

When not sciencing, she likes fighting.

LSST

I am the LSST Science Collaborations Coordinator: in this role I facilitate the work of the international science community in preparing for the advent of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope revolutionary survey, which will take a movie of the entire southern hemisphere sky every three nights down to 24th magnitude depth, delivering tens of Tb of data per night! I am also the co-chair, together with Rachel Street, of the LSST Transients and Variable Stars Collaboration: a group of over 200 scientists who are preparing to optimally use the LSST survey for transient science, and to assure that the survey design is suitable to support the study of the transient sky. If you are interested in joining please fill in an application here

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Boxing: The Mad Scientist

I started boxing in 2010, competing in 2012 and since 2015 I fight professionally. I fight at bantamweight (super fly to super bantam), my record is 4-1 (2KOs). Below are some podcasts, videos, blogposts, and articles about my boxing, and my double life as a scientist and a professional fighter. For more info follow me on IG and like my Facebook athlete's page.

Bianco vs Agripino 16/09/2017

Bianco vs David 16/04/2018

Playing with Science Podcast - Women Boxing

Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly interviewed me about my #womenboxing and I was in the best company with my mentor and friend Alicia 'Slick' Ashley!!

The daily beast

I was the Daily Beasts's Most Badass Astrophysicist in this delightful article by Danielle Tcholakian that touches on my motivations for boxing and my all-women sparring class whose profits supports women refugees.

Nature

My career in boxing was featured in a Nature/NatureJobs article about scientist’s hobbies. The first paragraph names me, together with Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman - no less!

Notable Undercards

The night of the first GGG-Canelo fight I fought Marcia Aggropino in RI (CES Promotions) - on a night packed with fights our fights was chosen as one of the top three "Notable Undercards" Gruelling Truth.

Girlboxing

Back when I had my pro debut Melissa Smith (author of  "A History of Women’s Boxing", 2014, the first and as far as I know only book on the topic...) wrote this blogpost on her women-boxers blog.

International - Jamaica press

When I fought in Jamaica this article by Howard Walker came out on the Jamaica Observer.

International - Lo Sport 24

After my fight against the Italian Elisa Colaro in Rochester NY we got some hometown press.

International - La 27ma ora del Corriere della Sera

My friend Lorenza Cerbini wrote this blog post about my double life.

International - La 27ma ora del Corriere della Sera

Aso by Lorensa Cerbini: this piece on women boxing whre she interviewed both me and the legendary Simona Galassi (23-5-1).

I lead an women sparring class for competitive boxers at church street boxing gym in NYC with profits donated to the Women Refugee Commission. In less than two years we donated nearly $6000!

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