I am a cosmologist, interested in both observations and theoretical interpretation of galaxy clustering. On these topics I have published more than 150 articles on refereed journals and several review papers. From May 2012 until October 2017 I have been the Principal Investigator of the Darklight project, supported by a 5.5-year ERC Advanced Grant.
My most important scientific results are related to the study of galaxy clustering from large galaxy redshift surveys. I also coordinated the VIMOS Extragalactic Redshift Survey (VIPERS), the largest survey ever performed with the ESO Very Large Telescope. Collecting more than 100,000 redshifts of galaxies at 0.5<z<1.2, VIPERS mapped the distribution of galaxies with a precision comparable to current state-of-the-art “local” surveys, but at an epoch when the Universe was only half its current age.
I am currently co-Chair of the Science Group of the Euclid dark energy mission of the European Space Agency, scheduled for launch in 2020.
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