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Michele Ennio Maria Moresco

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Academic discipline: FIS/05 Astronomy and Astrophysics

Curriculum vitae

Born in Milan (Italy) on 7 July 1982.


  • Bachelor degree in Physics (maximum score – cum laude) at Milan University (2005).

  • Master degree in Physics (maximum score – cum laude) at Milan University (2007).

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy at Bologna University - Department of Astronomy (2011).


  • Postdoctoral fellow at Bologna University (2011-2017).
  • Junior assistant professor (fixed-term) (RTDa ) (since November 2017).
  • Currently: University of Bologna – Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA), Via Gobetti 93/2, I-40129, Bologna (Italy). Tel.+390512095775. E-mail:


  • Visiting professorship at Dezhou University (China, 2018).


  • Chair e SOC member for parallel session on “Cosmic chronometers” at Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2014 (Portsmouth).
  • Member of Euclid consortium, and of zCOSMOS, VANDELS and GRAWITA collaborations.
  • Current roles in the ESA Euclid mission:
  • responsible of Work Package 5300 (“Spectral features measurement”) inside Organizational Unit Spectroscopy;
  • Work Package manager of three-point correlation function inside Organizational Unit OU-LE3 Galaxy clustering;
  • co-supervisor of three-point correlation function for clusters catalog inside Organizational Unit OU-LE3 Cluster of galaxies;
  • coordinator of Work Package 5 (“Passive galaxies”) inside Science Working Group Galaxy and AGN evolution.


My primary interests are observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution (with a particular interest in early-type galaxies, ETGs), and their connection to develop new methods to contain cosmological models. My research activity is focused on these four main areas:

(i) the study and development of the “cosmic chronometer” method, which is an alternative approach to constrain the expansion rate of the Universe and the cosmological parameters;

(ii) galaxy clustering, with a particular interest to the three-point correlation function as a complementary probe to lower-order statistics;

(iii) generally speaking, the study of ETGs formation and evolution through the analysis of their properties;

(iv) the space mission Euclid, with responsibilities in the field of spectroscopic analysis and galaxy clustering.

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