Fabio Gastaldello

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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, University of Bologna and IASF. I'm since January 2012 Italian Project Manager of the EPIC Instrument on board XMM-Newton.

Composite XMM X-ray/CFTHLS optical image of the Bullet Group

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.

Latest Projects

A selection of the latest projects I'm currently working on:

  • Analysis of the Chandra observation of A 1703
  • Analysis of the XMM follow up of SL2S groups

Latest News

  • Paper about a critical assessment of the metal content of the ICM accepted by A&A (see astroph)
  • Paper on the multiwavelength properties of the cluster A523 submitted to MNRAS (see astroph)
  • 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)

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Contact Info

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Via Bassini 15
I-20133 Milano