“Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the reflection dwells on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me,,

Immanuel Kant

Welcome to my website!

My name is Ilaria Caiazzo and I am an astrophysicist. I am a Burke Prize Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena. I am a theorist, and I am interested in stars, in their lives and in their afterlives. I am interested in stellar evolution and dynamics, in particular in star clusters, and in the remnants of stellar deaths: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. In my research page you can find more about my projects.


I am also a writer and movie producer. The latest movie I produced, The Recycling Man, is currently screening at several festivals. If you are interested, please check out the trailer below! You can also see our progress at The Recycling Man Facebook page, with all the latest news, and on my production company's website.