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Ferrara Andrea

Andrea Ferrara
Andrea Ferrara
Professore ordinario di Cosmologia
Palazzo d'Ancona , Floor 2, room 2.12
phone. 050 509067
fax. 050 563513
office hours: mercoledì, ore 15-18
e-mail: andrea.ferrara A_T sns D_O_T it
Laurea in Physics at the University of Pisa; PhD in Astronomy at the University of Florence (1992), advisors C. Chiuderi and G. Einaudi with a theoretical thesis on "Disk/Halo interaction in Spiral Galaxies". Post Doctoral Fellow at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore (1992-1993) under guidance of C. Norman and D. Macchetto; Center for Astrophysics Fellow (1994) under guidance of G. Field.

Permanent position as Assistant Professor at the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Florence (1991). Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Scientist at Nagoya University, Japan (1998); Research Associate, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder (1998); Associate Professor, SISSA/ISAS (2002). From 2008 he serves as Associate Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Member of the ESA NGST Science Study Group (chairman:P. Jakobsen); National coordinator of the EC/TMR Network "The Physics of the Intergalactic Medium" Cosmology Associate Editor for the international Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Member of the European Science Vision Panel. Awarded the Blaauw Prize 2008.

About 220 scientific papers published of which 140 in refereed journals, and 80 on international meetings proceedings; 110 talks at international conferences, of which 70 invited reviews. SOC member/chair in 15 international meetings, 82 Colloquia given in various institutions in 15 different countries. Presently working in Theoretical Astrophysics on problems concerning galaxy formation at very high redshift, reionization, high redshift SNe, gravitational lensing, intergalactic medium and dwarf galaxies.

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