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Ferrara Andrea

Andrea Ferrara
Andrea Ferrara
Cosmology Full Professor
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

Andrea Ferrara is the Cosmology Professor at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and Joint Professor at the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo. He conducts theoretical and numerical research on the formation of the first galaxies and black hole in the early Universe. He has published more than 250 scientific articles, which have received about 12,000 citations. He has received several international awards, including the prestigious Blaauw Prize and Tinsley Prize; works as a scientific Editor for several international journals and is on the list of the Top 100 Italian scientists. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). He is also actively engaged in scientific outreach, for which he has received the G. Giorgi Medal, through articles and public lectures.


  • Cosmology Professor at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
  • Joint Professor at the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo, Japan
  • Honorary Blaauw Professorship, Groningen University, The Netherlands
  • Beatrice Tinsley Centennial Professorship, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Top Italian Scientist #52
  • 137 among Invited, Review and Summary talks at International Conferences
  • 20 Contributed talks at International Conferences
  • 100 Colloquia in top scientific/academic institutes of 11 major countries
  • Expert evaluator of EU and National Research Grants Programs of USA, Germany, Portugal, Holland, Israel
  • 47 among Master, PhD students and Post Docs supervised; 9 have received awards for their Thesis work
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal and Dataset Papers in Physics: Editorial Board Member
  • 192 refereed papers in international Journals, 50 in conference proceedings (Scopus ID: 7201825167)
  • From the Google Scholar database, the H-index is 57; his m-index is 2.54
  • The total number of citations to his papers is 11,951
  • His top five most cited papers have more than 2,300 citations.

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