Research activity:
1. Computational cosmology: numerical simulations for the formation of cosmic structures, such as galaxies, clusters of galaxies, intergalactic medium, and large-scale structure of the Universe; development of new models for star formation and feedback (see also Galaxy Formation); development and tests of hydrodynamical methods for astrophysical simulation; re-engineering of simulation codes for next-generation exascale supercomputing facilities.
2. Observational probes of cosmological models: analysis of the evolution of the mass function of galaxy clusters, forecasts for future surveys in optical/near-IR and X-ray bands and in the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect, large-scale clustering of galaxies and clusters of galaxies in preparation for the EUCLID mission.
3. Comparison between multi-wavelength observational properties of galaxy clusters and predictions from simulations: scaling relations of X-ray and SZ properties, mass estimates from X-ray observations and from weak/strong gravitational lensing, study of the properties of the simulated galaxies in clusters, observational and simulated propertiers of proto-clusters (see also Clusters of Galaxies).
Head of Research Group
Stefano Borgani


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