Marco Scodeggio - Home Page


Hello, and welcome to my web page !

(Of course this page is, and most likely will always be, under construction !!)

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I am currently an astronomer working in Milano (Italy) at the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (IASF-Milano) of the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), where I moved in 1999 after spending three years as a fellow at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), in Garching (Germany). I have obtained a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in 1996.

My research interests are in the field of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology.
I have worked on the star formation histories of spiral galaxies; on the use of the Tully-Fisher and Fundamental Plane relations as tools for measuring both redshift-independent distances, and mass-to-light ratios in galaxies; and on the search for distant clusters of galaxies.

You can get a copy of my papers, of my Ph.D. thesis, and of my CV.

At ESO I have been a member of what used to be the NTT team, and I have also worked on the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS).

In Milano I have worked on the Data Reduction Software for VIMOS, an optical imaging spectrograph that is installed on the unit telescope 3 (MELIPAL) of the ESO Very Large Telscope (VLT), and I am currently working on the scientific exploitation of the data taken with VIMOS as part of two large extragalactic surveys: the VIMOS VLT Deep Survey (VVDS), and the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS).


Marco Scodeggio
Via Bassini 15
I-20133, Milano
Phone: +39-02-23699-336
Fax: +39-02-2666017


these pages and their content are meant to express my personal ideas and opinions, and they should not be considered by any means as representing the official standpoint of INAF or IASF-Milano.
Created by Marco Scodeggio (; last updated February 8, 2006.