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Wide range of research programmes linked to experimental and instrumental programmes at the cutting edge of astronomical technology

The wide range of research programmes carried out by the group are centred on four major areas each linked to experimental and instrumental programmes which are at the cutting edge of astronomical technology.

These activities are supported by theoretical studies, particularly in the area of fundamental physics applications in Relativity and Cosmology, as well as modelling and simulation of astronomical phenomena.

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  • Kiloparsec-scale gaseous clumps and star formation at z = 5–7 

    Carniani, Stefano; Maiolino, Roberto; Amorin Barbieri, Ricardo; Pentericci, Laura; Pallottini, Andrea; Ferrara, Andrea; Willott, Chris et al.
    We investigate the morphology of the [Cii] emission in a sample of “normal” star-forming galaxies at 5 < z < 7:2 in relation to their UV (rest-frame) counterpart. We use new ALMA observations of galaxies at z 6 7, as ...
  • Extended and broad Ly α emission around a BAL quasar at z ∼ 5 

    Ginolfi, Michele; Maiolino, Roberto; Carniani, Stefano; Battaia, Fabrizio Arrigoni; Cantalupo, Sebastiano; Schneider, Raffaella
    In this work we report deep MUSE observations of a broad absorption line (BAL) quasar at z ∼ 5, revealing a Ly α nebula with a maximum projected linear size of ∼60 kpc around the quasar (down to our 2σ SB limit per layer ...
  • Characterization of star-forming dwarf galaxies at 0.1 ≲ z ≲ 0.9 in VUDS: Probing the low-mass end of the mass-metallicity relation 

    Calabrò, A; Amorin Barbieri, Ricardo; Fontana, A; Pérez-Montero, E; Lemaux, BC; Ribeiro, B; Bardelli, S et al. (2017-05-01)
    © 2017 ESO. Context. The study of statistically significant samples of star-forming dwarf galaxies (SFDGs) at different cosmic epochs is essential for the detailed understanding of galaxy assembly and chemical evolution. ...
  • The supermassive black hole coincident with the luminous transient ASASSN-15lh 

    Krühler, T; Fraser, M; Leloudas, G; Schulze, S; Stone, NC; Van Velzen, S; Amorin Barbieri, Ricardo et al. (EDP Sciences, 2018-04-01)
    The progenitors of astronomical transients are linked to a specific stellar population and galactic environment, and observing their host galaxies hence constrains the physical nature of the transient itself. Here, we use ...

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