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
- Release of the first series of XXL papers (see the special A&A number) featuring in various press releases (Media INAF, ESO)
- 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
- Paper about the dynamical state of Planck SZ clusters using X-ray peak-BCG offset submitted to MNRAS (see astroph)