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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.