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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: Senior assistant professor (fixed-term) (RTDb), 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).
  • Euclid builder member.


  • Chair e SOC member for the parallel session on “Cosmic chronometers” at Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting 2014 (Portsmouth), the parallel session on “Non Standard Cosmological Probes” at Sixteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting 2021 (virtual), the special session on “Shedding light on the dark side of the Universe with new cosmological probes” at EAS 2022 (Valencia).
  • Member of Euclid and Einstein Telescope consortia, and of zCOSMOS, VANDELS, GRAWITA, and ENGRAVE 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.

Current roles in the Einstein Telescope Collaboration:

  • Research Unit Leader for the BoET (Bologna-ET) Research Unit.


DIFA project responsible of MIUR PRIN projects:

  •  The new frontier of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: follow-up of electromagnetic transient counterparts of gravitational wave sources (2017)


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) the study of gravitational waves as standard sirens, and their application in the cosmological context; 

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

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

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