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  • XMM time awarded for a Large Program to observe a sample of galaxy groups (859 ks, co-PI), to observe the lowest mass cluster to host a radio halo (28ks, PI), to mosaic two intermediate mass clusters to measure their abundance (288 ks, co-I), to observe the core of A2667 (250 ks, co-I) and other observations in C time to observe high-z radio halo clusters and Abell 2589 (75 ks + 138 ks, co-I) (9 December 2021

  • Paper on the X-ray data of a massive cluster at z=0.76 accepted for publication by A&A (see here) (30 November 2021)

  • LOFAR Paper on the astonishing radio emission of the galaxy group Nest 200027 accepted for publication by Nature Astronomy (see here) and featured in PRs on MEDIA INAF and ASTRON (19 October 2021)

  • LOFAR paper on the diffuse radio emission in the sloshing cluster RXJ 1720.1+2638 accepted for publication in MNRAS (see here) (6 October 2021)

  • XXL paper on the cosmological analysis of the C1 sample accepted for publication by A&A (see here) (28 September 2021)

  • A series of 5 reviews on galaxy groups published in Universe. I was a co-author of the one on the AGN feedback (see here) and first author of the one on chemical enrichment (see here) featured also in an Athena news

  • Paper on the LOFAR observation of the radio halo discovered in the lowest mass cluster accepted for publication by ApJL (see here) (1 June 2021)

  • Paper on the machine-learning prediction of soft protons with the Cluster satellite submitted for publication to ApJ (see here) (12 May 2021)

  • A week of PRs on our work: Media INAF on CHEX-MATE (see here), on the iron in the XCOP clusters (see here) and on A1775 (see here).(13 May 2021)

  • Paper of the XXL-HSC collaboration on the comparison of the X-ray XXL and optical CAMIRA detection on the common area of the two surveys accepted for publication by MNRAS (see here) (26 March 2021)

  • Paper on the Chandra and LOFAR/JVLA data on the ultra-steep radio halo in MACS J1149.5+2223 accepted for publication by A&A (see here) (18 March 2021)

  • Paper on the Chandra/LOFAR observations of the intriguing cluster A1775 where a long radio tail is bent at the interface with the X-ray tail of the ICM accepted for publication by A&A (see here) (4 March 2021)

  • Paper on the Chandra observation of the cool core of the cluster A1668 and its offset cooling accepted for publication by ApJ (see here) (24 February 2021)

  • Press releases on the joint XXL/HSC/MUSTANG-2 observation of XXLSC 105, ESA, Subaru, Green Bank and MEDIA INAF (12 November 2020)

  • Paper on the eROSITA discovered superclusters and its LOFAR radio emission accepted for publication by A&A (see here) also featured in the press release of MEDIA INAF here (23 December2020)

  • Paper on the Suzaku and Chandra data of the outskirts of the galaxy group MKW4 accepted for publication by ApJ (see here) (10 December2020)

  • XMM observations to complete the mosaic of NGC 5044 awarded as B time in AO 20 (finally ! 154 ks, PI). Also time awarded to search for rotation with EPIC and RGS in the cluster A2107 (260 ks, A time, co-I) and for the fulfill program to complete the XMM observations of the NIKA2 sample (4 December 2020)

  • Paper on the XMM pn background accepted for publication in ApJ (see astroph) (4 December 2020)

  • Paper on the NusTAR data of the cluster Abell 2163 accepted for publication by ApJ (see here) (2 December 2020)

  • LOFAR paper on the radio relic in the cluster MACS J0717.5+3745 accepted for publication by A&A (see here) (1 December 2020)

  • LOFAR paper on the radio bridge in the Coma cluster accepted for publication by ApJ (see here) (17 November 17 2020)

  • LOFAR paper on the diffuse radio emission in the deep fields of LOTSS re-submitted for publication to A&A (see astroph) (16 November 16 2020)

  • LOFAR paper on the galaxy clusters in the HETDEX field submitted for publication to A&A (see astroph) (4 November 04 2020)

  • Paper on the LOFAR data of radio halos in high redshift clusters published by Nature Astronomy (see here) (03 November 2020)

  • Paper presenting CHEX-MATE, the Cluster HEritage with XMM, submitted for publication to A&A (see astroph)(26 October 2020)

  • LOFAR paper on the merging cluster A1430 with exceptional diffuse radio emission submitted for publication to A&A (see astroph) (21 October 2020)

  • Paper on a machine learning approach to characterize XMM soft proton flares accepted for publication by ApJ (see astroph) (30 September 2020)

  • XXL paper on distant galaxy clusters in the XXL-N/VIDEO field accepted for publication by A&A (see astroph) (10 September 2020)

  • Paper on the confirmation of the radio bridge in A1758 thanks to a deep LOFAR observationaccepted for publication by MNRAS Letters (see astroph) (25 August 2020)

  • Paper on the radio SRT observation of the Sausage cluster accepted for publication by MNRAS (see astroph) (24 August 2020)

  • 3 Chandra programs as co-I awarded in AO22: one to observe the merging cluster A1351 (120 ks, PI Botteon), one to observe the Planck "bullet" (146 ks + 5 hST orbits), one to observe the core of A2495 (130 ks, PI Gitti) (see here) (3 July 2020)

  • Paper on the XCOP sample metal abundance posted on astroph after the first positive referee report on A&A (3 July 2020)

  • Paper accepted by ApJ on the beautiful radio mess in the cluster A2255 as seen by LOFAR (see astroph) (11 June 2020)

  • NuSTAR Large Program to observe a sample of clusters to compare temperatures with Chandra, XMM and in the future XRISM (584ks, co-I) and another one to observe A2319 (132 ks, co-I) awarded in AO6 (see here) (05 May 2020)

  • Paper accepted by MNRAS about the discovery of the 3rd most extended relic in the sky, the Cornetto relic, in the Abell 2249 cluster (see astroph) also featured in the Media INAF press release (24 April 2020)

  • Paper accepted by A&A on the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich mapping with NIKA2 of a low-mass XXL cluster at z~1 (see astroph) (16 April 2020)

  • Paper accepted by A&A on the distribution and evolution of iron mass in 186 clusters (z> 0.6) observed with Chandra (see astroph) (30 March 2020)

  • Paper accepted by MNRAS about the optical properties of the famous lensing cluster A1703, confirming a disturbed dynamical state (see astroph) (15 January 2020)

  • Paper accepted by MNRAS about the scaling relations of XXL clusters between X-ray properties and WL masses: the second paper of the XXL-HSC collaboration (see astroph) (6 December 2019)

  • Paper submitted to MNRAS (see astroph) about 3 clusters observed by XXL, HSC and MUSTANG-2 (25 November 2019)

  • XMM (187 ks) - Chandra (70 ks) joint proposal awarded in XMM AO19 to observe the merger in the XXLSC 105 (PI Eckert, XXL-HSC-GBT team) (3 December 2019)

  • Paper accepted by ApJ about the intriguing case of the core of the cluster A2495 showing offsets between the BCG, the X-ray peak and the Halpha emission (see astroph) (15 October 2019)

  • Paper submitted to ApJ (see astroph) about the HSC WL masses of XXL clusters: the first paper of the XXL-HSC collaboration (25 September 2019)

  • The third paper of the Lyra complex of clusters showing the LOFAR radio data accepted by A&A (see astroph) (21 August 2019)

  • Papers submitted to A&A about the X-ray (see here) and optical appearance (see here) of the Lyra complex of clusters (target the XCOP cluster RXC J1825.3+3026) (07 August 2019)

  • Paper accepted to ApJL (see astroph) about the LOFAR discovery of a radio halo in the high z cluster PSZ2 G099.86+58.45 (20 July 2019)

  • Paper accepted to A&A (see astroph) about NuSTAR and XMM observations of A523 (20 June 2019)

  • Member of the WG Clusters in the Key Project Survey of LOFAR (11 December 2018)

  • XMM observations to complete the mosaic of offset observations of NGC 5044 (136 ks C time, PI) and to characterize the environment of a stripped galaxy in a unobserved region of the Sapley supercluster (52 ks C time, PI De Grandi) awarded in AO18 (30 November 2018)

  • Release of the second series of XXL data and papers (see the special A&A number) featuring in various press releases and news (ESA, Media INAF, IASF news) (04 October 2018)

  • Chandra news and Media INAF news about the infalling group on A2142 (27 September 2018)

  • XXL Paper XXXV accepted to A&A (see astroph) about the role of mass in cluster AGN activity (05 September 2018)

  • Paper accepted to A&A (see here) about LOFAR and XMM observations of A781 (17 August 2018)

  • Paper accepted to A&A (see astroph) about radio galaxies in the Shapley suopercluster's core (19 July 2018)

  • XXL Paper XXI accepted to A&A (see astroph) about the clustering of XXL clusters at z=0.3 (16 July 2018)

  • XXL Paper XXVIII accepted to A&A (see astroph) about the galaxy luminosity functions of XXL-N clusters (11 July 2018)

  • XXL Paper XXX accepted to A&A (see astroph) about the galaxy population of the XXL supercluster XLSSsC N01 (11 May 2018)

  • NuSTAR proposal (PI D. Wik) to observe the shocks in A2146 approved in AO4 for 220 ks (19 April 2018)

  • XCOP papers release:paper I on the thermodynamic profiles of the sample, paper II on the non-thermal pressure support and paper III on the mass profiles (2 May 2018)

  • Paper accepted to MNRAS (see astroph) about the SRT observations of the super-cluster with A523(26 April 2018)

  • XMM Heritage proposal approved in AO17. 3 Ms awarded to study a large sample of clusters detected in SZ by Planck (29 November 2017)

  • XXL Paper XXIII accepted to A&A (see astroph) about scaling relations with velocity dispersions (21 November 2017)

  • XXL Paper XXII accepted to A&A (see astroph) about the spectrophotometric sample in the North (16 October 2017)

  • Paper accepted to MNRAS (see astroph) about the SRT observation of the Sausage cluster (25 August 2017)

  • Paper submitted to A&A (see astroph) about the properties of A2319 out to R200 within the XCOP project (11 August 2017)

  • Paper submitted to MNRAS (see astroph) about new detections of shocks and cold fronts in clusters (25 July 2017)

  • Paper accepted by A&A (see astroph) about a deep Chandra observation of the stripping in the infalling group in A2142 (18 May 2017)

  • Series of 4 papers about a detailed study of the XMM background to better design ATHENA (see astroph:I, II, III and IV) (12 May 2017)

  • Paper submitted to ApJ Letters (see astroph) about the connection between turbulent motions and radio halos (08 May 2017)

  • Paper accepted by A&A (see astroph) about the SRT radio observation of A194 (28 March 2017)

  • Paper accepted by A&A (see astroph) about the radio halo in A2142 (21 March 2017)

  • Paper accepted by MNRAS (see astroph) about cool core state of Planck clusters and X-ray vs SZ selection (24 February 2017)

  • Paper accepted by A&A (see astroph) about gas cooling and SFR in BCGs (22 August 2016)

  • Paper accepted by A&A (see astroph) about combining strong lensing and galaxy dynamics in galaxy clusters (13 August 2016)

  • Chandra observation of the infalling group in Hydra A awarded in AO18 (PI De Grandi, 200 ks) (18 July 2016)

  • Paper posted on astroph about a shock in El Gordo (19 July 2016)

  • ISSI international team project approved to study soft protons in the magnetosphere (see here) also featured in the press release of MEDIA INAF here (29 June 2016)

  • First XCOP paper detailing the analysis of the outskirts of A2142 accepted by A&A (see astroph) (20 June 2016)

  • Paper about the mass analysis of the fossil group RXJ 1159 accepted by ApJ (see astroph) (09 May 2016)

  • Paper about the discovery of a shock front in A115 accepted by MNRAS (see astroph) (28 April 2016)

  • NuSTAR observations of A754 (100ks, PI) and of A665 (200ks, co-I) awarded in AO2 (see here) (07 March 2016)

  • Paper about a textbook example of ram pressure stripping in Hydra A accepted by A&A (see astroph) (23 February 2016)

  • Paper about the cluster A1142, a cool core lacking a BCG accepted by ApJ (see astroph) (23 February 2016)

  • Release of the first series of XXL papers (see the special A&A number) featuring in various press releases (Media INAF, ESO) (15 December 2015)

  • XMM observations of a sample of X-ray "dark" Planck clusters (PI Rossetti, 75 ks) and of a peculiar cool core cluster, A1142 (PI Su, 186 ks) awarded in AO15 (04 December 2015)

  • Paper about the dynamical state of Planck SZ clusters using X-ray peak-BCG offset submitted to MNRAS and accepted (see astroph) (01 December 2015 and 29 January 2016)

  • Paper on the multiwavelength properties of the cluster A523 accepted by MNRAS (see astroph) (01 December 2015)

  • Paper about a critical assessment of the metal content of the ICM accepted by A&A (see astroph) (18 November 2015)

  • Chandra observation (80ks) of Abell 2028 awarded in AO17 (finally !). Co-I of follow-up of massive Planck clusters (PI Rossetti, 215ks) and follow-up of high-z XXL objects (PI, Maughan on behalf of XXL consortium) and of an archival proposal on fossil groups (PI Kundert) (16 July 2015)

  • Paper containing an appendix describing a serendipitous cluster detection in the Galactic plane to appear on ApJ (see astroph) (22 September 2015)

  • Paper on search for Dark Matter lines in the NuSTAR observation of the Bullet cluster submitted (see astroph) (07 July 2015)

  • Paper on the Phoenix cluster accepted by A&A (see astroph) (27 May 2015)

  • Paper on abundance evolution with redshift accepted by MNRAS (see astroph) (10 April 2015)

  • Paper on fossils clusters observed with Suzaku submitted (see astroph) (24 March 2015)

  • Paper on the outskirts of RXJ1159 accepted by ApJ (see astroph) (12 March 2015)

  • NuSTAR observation of A2163 awarded in AO1 (115 ks, PI Wik) (3 March 2015)

  • Paper on the NuSTAR Coma center observation ApJ accepted (see astroph) (28 December 2014)

  • Joint XMM-NuSTAR observation (200 ks + 200 ks) on A523 approved in AO14 (12 December 2014)

  • Paper on the stripping group in A2142 accepted for publication on A&A (see astroph) (08 August 2014)

  • Paper on the NuSTAR Coma center observation submitted to ApJ (see astroph) (07 November 2014)

  • Paper on the ALMA observation of NGC 5044 accepted for publication on ApJ (see astroph) (14 July 2014)

  • ESA Press Release on the Bullet Group
    (06 June 2014)
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  • Paper on CLASH-X submitted on ApJ (see astro-ph)
    (02 June 2014)
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  • The Bullet Group on New Scientist
    (07 May 2014)
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  • The Bullet Group on News Media INAF (in Italian)
    (24 April 2014)

  • Paper on the Bullet Group accepted for publication on MNRAS Letters (see astro-ph)
    (24 April 2014)

  • Paper on hot subdwarf stars reporting also the serendipitous detection of a cluster accepted for publication on MNRAS (see astro-ph)
    (18 April 2014)

  • Paper on the NuSTAR observation of the Bullet Cluster submitted for publication on ApJ (see astro-ph)
    (13 March 2014)

  • Suzaku observations to map the outskirts of RXJ 1159 (200 ks, PI Su, B time), to map the ourskirts of MKW 4 (100ks, PI Su, C time) and to observe candidate fossil groups (180 ks, PI D'Onghia, C time) approved in AO9
    (26 February 2014)

  • XMM Large program to observe cluster outskirts (1.2 Ms, PI Eckert) and observations of large scale sloshing in a sample of clusters (163 ks, PI Rossetti) approved in AO13
    (09 December 2013)

  • Paper on a variable absorption feature conferming the highest magnetic field ever measured in a magnetar published on Nature (see astro-ph)
    (15 August 2013)

  • Chandra observation (51ks) of Abell 1703 as PI and observations of the fossil group RXJ1416.4+2315 (100ks, PI Buote) and A 2256 (180 ks, PI Rudnick) approved in AO15
    (12 July 2013)

  • Paper on the core of the X-ray and Hα bright cluster Zw1742+3306 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (20 May 2013)

  • Paper on the outermost cold front in A2142 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (16 May 2013)

  • WHT OASIS observation (1 night) to map Hα in A115N approved Opticon 2013B
    (30 April 2013)

  • Paper on sloshing cold fronts in galaxy groups accepted for publication in ApJ (see astro-ph)
    (19 April 2013)

  • XMM observation (216ks) of the Phoenix cluster approved in AO12
    (04 December 2012)

  • EVLA observation (5 hr) of the spiral galaxy NGC 5054 in the NGC 5044 group approved in 2013A
    (30 November 2012)

  • Chandra observation (68ks) of Abell 1033 approved in AO14
    (20 July 2012)

  • Paper on the temperature profile of distant galaxy clusters accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (29 June 2012)

  • Suzaku time awarded: 160 ks to investigate the outskirts of Hydra A (PI Eckert), 100ks to perform another offset of the RXJ 1159 group (PI Humphrey), 120ks to observe the outskirts of the fossil cluster RXJ1416.4+2315 (PI Buote) and 115 ks to observe snapshots of a sample of 10 fossil groups (PI D'Onghia)
    (27 February 2012)

  • Paper on the outer regions of cluster with ROSAT accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (20 February 2012)

  • 400 ks of XMM time awarded to investigate the outskirts of A2142 and Hydra A (PI Eckert) and 90ks (C time) awarded for the follow-up of strong lensing SL2S groups
    (07 December 2011)

  • Paper about spatially-resolved study of metal abundance evolution in distant galaxy clusters accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (21 November 2011)

  • Paper on the merging cluster A 2254 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (6 October 2011)

  • Paper about radio halos and CC/NCC dichotomy accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (24 Jun 2011)

  • Paper about reaching the virial radius in the fossil group/poor cluster RXJ1159+5531 submitted for publication in ApJ (see astro-ph)
    (17 Jun 2011)

  • Image of A2028 in the XMM Image Gallery and in the High Energy Picture of the Week
    (18 Mar & 25 April 2011)

  • Paper on the outskirts of PKS 0745 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (15 Mar 2011)

  • Paper on the feasibility to use SWIFT in order to explore the outer regions of clusters accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (22 Dec 2010)

  • Paper on the c-M relation for luminous clusters at z=0.1-0.3 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (20 Sept 2010)

  • Chandra observation (100ks) of Abell 1775 approved for observation in AO12
    (13 Jul 2010)

  • Paper on the inverse iron-bias in Abell 2028 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
    (17 Jun 2010)

  • ESA Press Release on the WHIM in Sculptor
    (11 May 2010)

  • Two Suzaku offset observations of the group MKW4 approved for observation in AO5
    (03 Mar 2010)

  • XMM observations of the lensing cluster Abell 1703 and of the sample of lensing groups SL2S approved for observation in AO9.
    (15 Dec 2009)

  • TNG DOLORES MOS observation to study the dynamics of member galaxies in Abell 1703 approved in AOT21
    (22 Dec 2009)