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Federico Marinacci

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Academic discipline: FIS/05 Astronomy and Astrophysics

Short Bio

I am a theoretical astrophysicist active in the broad field of galaxy formation and evolution and in particular in the following research areas:

  • The disc-halo connection in star-forming galaxies;
  • Formation and evolution of disc galaxies in cosmological simulations;
  • Magnetic fields in cosmological simulations and their role in galaxy evolution.

The main driver behind my research work is to achieve a better understanding of how the evolution of galaxies and their environment is influenced by their mutual interplay.

Since January 2019, I am a Tenure Track Researcher (RTDb) at the Physics and Astronomy Department (DIFA) of the University of Bologna in the framework of the Rita Levi Montalcini Program. Before moving to Bologna I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theory and Computation Institute for Theory and Computation of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA), a Postodoctoral Associate in the Computational Structure and Galaxy Formation Group at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (USA) and a postdoc at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (Germany).

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+39 051 20 9 5317

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"
Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours

Office hours at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, via Gobetti 93/2, office 2S2 on the second floor. For the students of "Acquacoltura e Igiene delle Produzioni Ittiche" office hours are on Friday after the class. Office hours can also be held online on Teams. Please contact me via email to arrange day, time and type of meeting (in person/remotely).