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I lead a Max Planck independent research group within the Galaxy and Cosmology Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg.

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, and FLASH).


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 dark universe.

Please visit my research group Galaxy formation in a Dark Universe web page for more information and for possible job opportunities.

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