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, exploiting the advantages offered
by mounting telescopes on space satellites. I have long been involved in projects
using ESA and NASA
space satellites 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 scientific exploitation of radio observations with e.g.
MeerKAT and other
Square Kilometre Array (SKA) precursors and pathfinders.
I am also involved in the management and in the scientific exploitation of the
ilifu Cloud Computing Facility.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and talking life, politics and science. I am 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...