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Franco Vazza

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Academic discipline: FIS/05 Astronomy and Astrophysics

Research

Keywords: cosmological simulations, extragalactic magnetic fields, non-thermal phenomena, galaxy clusters, cosmic web

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 future radio surveys (with LOFAR, ASKAP, MEERKAT and SKA).

I am undertaking the challenge of understanding the origin of cosmic magnetism, also with my ERC-founded Starting Grant (2017-2022) MAGCOW which will allow me to build a research team around these topics. 

For a list of available Thesis projects, see Thesis Projects.