Visit by Alessandro Marconi – University of Copenhagen

13 October 2014

Visit by Alessandro Marconi

Alessandro Marconi

Alessandro Marconi is visiting DARK 13 October. He is here to participate in the PhD assessment committee of Ece Kilerci Eser. Alessandro Marconi is currently Associate Professor at the University of Florence.

Alessandro Marconi's research activity is based on observational studies of Active Galactic Nuclei and Supermassive Black Holes, aimed at clarifying the physical properties of the Narrow and Broad Line Regions, Obscuring Tori, the relations of black holes with their host galaxies and the role of AGN feedback in quenching star formation.

He is also actively involved on  studies of galaxy evolution, especially the metal-licity evolution of their interstellar medium. He has authored over 120 papers on refereed journals and, according to the Astrophysical Data System, he has an H-index of 48.
He is/has been member of various international committees; in 2009 has been appointed as the Italian representative at the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) of which he is chair since 2012.

Alessandro Marconi obtained the “Laurea in Fisica” (master degree in Physics) in 1993 at the University of Florence (Italy).

From 1994 to 1997 he was PhD student at the University of Florence and from 1996 to 1997 he was also research assistant at the Space Telescope Science Institute. He obtained his PhD in Astronomy in May 1998 and his PhD thesis was awarded the "Livio Gratton" prize in 1999 (best italian PhD thesis in astronomy in the previous two years).

From October 1997 to October 2006 he has been researcher (permanent position) at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (Florence). Since November 2006 he is Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Florence.