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Franco Vazza

Professore associato

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"

Settore scientifico disciplinare: FIS/05 ASTRONOMIA E ASTROFISICA

Curriculum vitae

Franco Vazza, born in Vittorio Veneto (Italy) in 1979

 

Present Position   Associate Professor at the University of Bologna since 2020

 

Education

  • Master degree in Astronomy from the University of Padova (22/07/2004)
  • PhD in Astronomy from the University of Bologna (07/04/2009)
  • Habilitation to “Maître de Conference” in France (2013)
  • National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) for University teaching in Italy (2017-2023)

 

Awards

2014:“Borgia” prize from Accademia dei Lincei (awarded every 4 years and worth of 10,000 Euro), given at the presence of the Italian President of the Republic, as “best Italian young astronomer”.

 

Grants

  • 2022: grant from Fondazione Cariplo, for the project "BREAKTHRU" (89,000 Euro)
  • 2017-23: Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for “MAGCOW  : The Magnetised Cosmic Web” project (714196). (1,459,000 Euro).
  • 2017: grant for the recruiting of one PhD Student from the German Ministry of Research (DFG). The grant covers a PhD project at the University of Hamburg, including funds for travels and collaborations (~200,000 Euro).
  • 2016: 3yr sesearch fellowship Astrofit2 from INAF and the Research Executive Agency (REA), for the Grant Agreement n. 664931, at the Radio Astronomy Institute in Bologna (Italy) (157,000 Euro). [resigned after 10 months to start present contract.]
  • 2016: personal grant for a project on Cosmic Magnetism from the German Ministry of Research (DFG).The grant covers 3 years of independent research (originally during 2016-2019, I resigned from 31st Oct. 2016) and assign funds for the own PI positions and missions abroad (220,000 Euro).
  • 2014: grant for the recruiting of one PhD Student from the German Ministry of Research (DFG). The grant covers a PhD project at the University of Hamburg, including funds for travels and collaborations (189, 000 Euro).
  • 2010: winner of a mobility grant “Taux3” from the Scientifc Bureau of the French Embassy in Italy (6 months), for Post-Doctoral work (declined).
  • 2008: winner of a PhD mobility grant “Marco Polo” from the University of Bologna
  • 2006: winner of grant for the entire duration of the PhD, from INAF.

 

Publications: 148 referred journal articles (38 as PI), >6200 citations, h-index 48.

       Updated list on ADS

      

Invited talks at international conferences: 24

Teaching:   Physics II for Engineers (60h teaching + exams)  from 2017--to date 

                   Introduction to Cosmology for Astronomers (12h)                   2018-2019 & 2019-2020

                   Astroparticles  (48h+exams)                              from 2021--to date                                                   

Research highlights

I am an internationally recognized expert on the physics of large-scales structures, including shocks, turbulence, cosmic ray acceleration and non-thermal radiation processes. I am the PI of large supercomputing projects, and I have realised the largest simulations of extragalactic magnetic fields. I am collaborating with all most important existing and future radio (e.g. LOFAR, ASKAP, MEERKAT and SKA) and X-Ray (e.g. XMM & ATHENA) surveys of the sky. I am undertaking the challenge of understanding the origin of cosmic magnetism, also with my ERC-founded Starting Grant (2017-2022).

 

Contacts:

Contacts:

franco.vazza2@unibo.it

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