Welcome to my home page. I'm an astrophycisist currently working at
the INAF-IASF Milan.
I received my PHD in January 2004 at the University of Milan Bicocca.
I worked as a post-doc from 2004 to 2007 at the University of
California Irvine. I then moved to the University of Bologna in 2007 and to IASF in 2008.
I'm since January 2012 Short Term Researcher at IASF.
I have been working on many X-ray satellites (SAX, Chandra, XMM, Suzaku, NuSTAR),
I am involved in the calibration and background characterization of XMM and NuSTAR
and I am currently active in the design of Athena.
About My Research
I'm an observer interested in the physics of clusters and group of
galaxies as inferred mainly by X-ray observations but also from
observations at other wavelengths like optical and radio. I work in
particular on AGN feedback in cool cores, metal abundances in the intra-cluster and intra-group medium and the
characterization of the dynamical state of a system.
Galaxy clusters are also important cosmological tools, provided we
are able to measure their masses. This measure can be done in many
different ways like for example using their X-ray emission,
gravitational lensing or the dynamics of their member galaxies.
A selection of the latest projects I'm currently working on:
- Analysis of the Chandra observation of A 1703
- Analysis of the NuSTAR mosaic of the Coma cluster
- Paper posted on astroph about a shock in El Gordo
- First XCOP paper detailing the analysis of the outskirts of A2142 accepted by A&A (see astroph)
- Paper about the mass analysis of the fossil group RXJ 1159 accepted by ApJ (see astroph)
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