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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 following research areas of the broad field of galaxy formation and evolution:

  • 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 2022, I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) of the University of Bologna. Between 2019-2021 I served as Tenure Track Researcher (RTDb) at the same department 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 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 at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, via Gobetti 93/2, office 2S2 on the second floor. 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).

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