Born in 1943, I always lived in
where I got my Physics degree in 1968. I married twice, and I have a
Filippo Marcello, born in 1987. I like traveling, playing tennis,
and bycicling (I am not too good in any of these sports, though) and
money (in this I am better).
I have been a member of the Italian
Communist Party and Regional Secretary of the CGIL Sindacato Ricerca in
the late seventies and early eighties. Politically, I still define
a follower of the late Enrico Berlinguer.
I always worked at IFCTR (now IASF-MI)
after my degree, but for a few short periods spent at the Institute of
Astronomy, Cambridge, UK, at the CfA, Cambridge, Mass., at home on
leave, and at ESO. I got interested in many topics, starting with
ray electrons, then moving to X-ray astronomy, AGNs, clusters of
and cosmology. I did some experimental work, but finally settled on
astronomy. I confess I like observing at telescopes and analyzing data,
and I believe that observations must be the back-bone of astronomy and
These are my papers I love most:
Beginning in 1995, I got deeply
in the VIRMOS
of which I am one of the Co-Is. This project is allowing me to end my
career by carrying out a large, deep, multifrequency redshift survey
at studying the statistical properties of galaxies at different epochs.
I have been the Principal
Investigator of the Phase A of the KMOS2 project, a multi-slit,
NIR imaging spectrograph proposed by a large European Consortium as
second generation VLT Instrument.
Since January 1, 2003, I am heading
the Milan Section of IASF, which became an INAF research structure on
September 1, 2005. At the same time, I was appointed director of what
had become IASF Milano.
- Maccagni, D. & Tarenghi,
observations of six BL Lacertae fields", 1981, ApJ 243, 42, which
BL Lac Objects as a class of X-ray sources;
- Maccacaro, T., Maccagni, D.
M.: "The X-ray spectra of the BL Lacertae objects PKS 0548 - 322 and 3C
66A", 1983, ApJ 273, 70, the first published x-ray spectra of BL Lac
- Tarenghi, M., Garilli, B.
D.: "Galaxy structures in the Hercules region", 1994, AJ 107, 1629, a
description of galaxy structures in a large sky area;
- Maccagni, D., Garilli, B.
M.: "The complex structure of Abell 2151 (Hercules)", 1995, AJ 109,
a thorough study of the dynamics of this cluster separated into
- Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Milano