welcome to my home page.
I lead a Max Planck independent research
within the Galaxy and Cosmology Department
at the Max
Planck Institute for Astronomy in
My research work is
mostly devoted to study the galaxy formation process in a
cosmological contest. I work with computer simulation of
galaxy formation, studying both the dark matter component
(using Nbody codes: PKDgrav and GADGET) and the luminous
one (via Hydro dynamical simulations: GASOLINE, GADGET,
I'm interested in dark energy models beyond the standard
Lambda Cold Dark Matter model (Dynamical Dark Energy and
Coupled Dark Energy) and in the properties of dark matter
haloes in such models. I am also interested in understanding
the processes that are responsable of the assembly of the luminous
component (gas and stars) of galaxies. I also work with Gravitational Lensing,
as a powerful tool to link the bright and dark sides of galaxies and clusters.
The overall goal of my research
is to understand the formation of luminous galaxies in a
Please visit my research group Galaxy formation in a Dark Universe
web page for more information and for possible job opportunities.