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Mattia Vaccari's Web Shack

Hi! My name is Mattia Vaccari, and I am a Research Scientist within the Astrophysics Group of the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, funded by the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA). I was formerly a senior research fellow at the University of the Western Cape (2011-2017) and a research fellow at the University of Padova (2005-2011) and Imperial College London (2003-2005). I have previously received a PhD in Space Science & Technology from the Department of Astronomy and the Center for Space Studies and Activities "G. Colombo" of the University of Padova and a MSc in Physics from the Department of Physics "G. Galilei" of the University of Padova.

I am an astrophysicist, and more specifically I study the formation and evolution of galaxies over the life of the Universe by combining observations from telescopes operating both from the ground and from space, and exploiting the advantages offered by mounting telescopes on space satellites. I have long been involved in projects exploiting ESA and NASA satellite missions such as Herschel, Spitzer and ISO. More recently I have worked with ESO ground-based telescopes such as VST and VISTA to better understand the properties of distant infrared and radio galaxies and I am involved with the planning and scientific exloitation of radio observations with the MeerKAT and the SKA. I am a keen computer user and software developer and a devoted open source content supporter, and in my spare time I enjoy reading and talking life, politics and science. I also serve as the coordinator of the Network of Italian Researchers in the Cape (NIRC).

On these pages you'll find some more detail about my research and personal interests. Hope you enjoy your stay...


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