Claudia Cicone

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Phone +47 22856515
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 13 Svein Rosselands hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1029 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Education (Student)

Academic interests

Galaxy formation and evolution. Multi-wavelength observations of galaxies in the local and high-redshift Universe. Feedback mechanisms from star formation and accreting super massive black holes. Multi-phase and multi-scale galactic outflows. The circumgalactic and intergalactic medium. Galaxy interactions and mergers. (Sub)-millimetre telescopes and observational techniques. 

Research grants

  • 2021 - 2024 Coordinator of "Towards an Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (AtLAST)", a Design study funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme (Grant Agreement no. 951815)


Fellowships, awards and prizes

  • 2016 – 2019 European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 664931 (Astrofit2 fellowships)

  • 2017 Special mention at “Premio Giuseppe Lorenzoni” for best scientific article in Astrophysics 2014-2016, Italy

  • 2015 MERAC funding and travel award, awarded by the Société Suisse d’Astrophysique et d’Astronomie, Switzerland

  • 2013 - 2015 Isaac Newton studentship, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 2013 - 2015 Science and technology facilities council (STFC) studentship, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 2011 Summa cum laude Master degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Sapienza Università di Roma

  • 2009 Summa cum laude Bachelor degree in Physics and Astrophysics, Sapienza Università di Roma


  • 2019 - present Associate Professor, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 2016 – 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, INAF Osservatorio astronomico di Brera, Italy
  • 2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


  • 2012 – 2015 PhD in Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2009 – 2011 MS, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • 2006 – 2009 BS, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Main research projects

  • 2019 - present MOONS (Multi Object Optical and Near-infrared Spectrograph for the VLT), associate member of the consortium
  • 2018 - present AtLAST (Atacama Large Aperture Submm/mm telescope) 
  • 2016 - 2019 PI of COURAGE, funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 664931
  • 2013 - 2017 Co-I with leading role of ALLSMOG, ESO large programme at the APEX telescope


Tags: observations, galaxies, telescopes, ground based observations


  • Belladitta, Silvia; Moretti, A.; Caccianiga, A.; Spingola, C.; Severgnini, Paolo; Della Ceca, R.; Ghisellini, Gabriele; Dallacasa, D.; Sbarrato, T.; Cicone, Claudia; Cassarà, L. P. & Pedani, M. (2020). The first blazar observed at z > 6. Astronomy and Astrophysics (A & A).  ISSN 0004-6361.  635 . doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201937395 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Braito, Valentina; Reeves, J. N.; Severgnini, Paola; Della Ceca, R.; Ballo, Lucia; Cicone, Claudia; Matzeu, Gabriele A.; Serafinelli, Roberto & Sirressi, Mattia (2020). The stratified disc wind of MCG-03-58-007. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  ISSN 0035-8711.  500(1), s 291- 300 . doi: 10.1093/mnras/staa3264 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cicone, Claudia; Maiolino, Roberto; Aalto, Susanne; Muller, Sebastien & Feruglio, Chiara (2020). Enhanced UV radiation and dense clumps in the molecular outflow of Mrk 231. Astronomy and Astrophysics (A & A).  ISSN 0004-6361.  633 . doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201936800 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Herrera-Camus, R.; Janssen, A.; Sturm, E.; Lutz, D.; Veilleux, S.; Davies, R.; Shimizu, T.; González-Alfonso, E.; Rupke, D. S. N.; Tacconi, L.; Genzel, Reinhard; Cicone, Claudia; Maiolino, Roberto; Contursi, A. & Graciá-Carpio, J. (2020). AGN feedback in a galaxy merger: multi-phase, galaxy-scale outflows with a fast molecular gas blob ∼6 kpc away from IRAS F08572+3915. Astronomy and Astrophysics (A & A).  ISSN 0004-6361.  635 . doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201936434
  • Kakkad, Darshan; Mainieri, V.; Vietri, G.; Carniani, S.; Harrison, C. M.; Perna, M.; Scholtz, J.; Circosta, C.; Cresci, G.; Husemann, B.; Bischetti, M.; Feruglio, C.; Fiore, F.; Marconi, A.; Padovani, P.; Brusa, M.; Cicone, Claudia; Comastri, A.; Mannucci, F.; Lanzuisi, G.; Menci, N.; Netzer, H.; Piconcelli, E.; Puglisi, A.; Salvato, Mara; Schramm, M.; Silverman, J.; Vignali, C.; Zamorani, G. & Zappacosta, L. (2020). SUPER: II. Spatially resolved ionised gas kinematics and scaling relations in z ∼ 2 AGN host galaxies. Astronomy and Astrophysics (A & A).  ISSN 0004-6361.  642 . doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/202038551 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Klaassen, Pamela D.; Mroczkowski, Tony; Cicone, Claudia; Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia; Sartori, Sabrina; De Breuck, Carlos; Bryan, Sean; Dicker, Simon R.; Duran, Carlos; Groppi, Chris; Kärcher, Hans; Kawabe, Ryohei; Kohno, Kotaro & Geach, James (2020). The Atacama large aperture submillimeter telescope (AtLAST) concept. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.  ISSN 0277-786X.  11445 . doi: 10.1117/12.2561315 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Lutz, Dieter; Sturm, E.; Janssen, A.; Veilleux, S.; Aalto, S.; Cicone, Claudia; Contursi, A.; Davies, R. I.; Feruglio, C.; Fischer, J.; Fluetsch, A.; Garcia-Burillo, S.; Genzel, Reinhard; González-Alfonso, E.; Graciá-Carpio, J.; Herrera-Camus, R.; Maiolino, Roberto; Schruba, A.; Shimizu, T.; Sternberg, A.; Tacconi, L. J. & Weiß, A. (2020). Molecular outflows in local galaxies: Method comparison and a role of intermittent AGN driving. Astronomy and Astrophysics (A & A).  ISSN 0004-6361.  633 . doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201936803 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Nguyen, Nathen H.; Lira, Paulina; Trakhtenbrot, Benny; Netzer, Hagai; Cicone, Claudia; Maiolino, Roberto & Shemmer, Ohad (2020). ALMA Observations of Quasar Host Galaxies at z ~ 4.8. Astrophysical Journal (ApJ).  ISSN 0004-637X.  895(1) . doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab8bd3 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Serafinelli, Roberto; Severgnini, Paola; Braito, Valentina; Ceca, Roberto Della; Vignali, Cristian; Ambrosino, Filippo; Cicone, Claudia; Zaino, Alessandra; Dotti, Massimo; Sesana, Alberto; Gianolli, Vittoria E.; Ballo, Lucia; La Parola, Valentina & Matzeu, Gabriele A. (2020). Unveiling Sub-pc Supermassive Black Hole Binary Candidates in Active Galactic Nuclei. Astrophysical Journal (ApJ).  ISSN 0004-637X.  902(1) . doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/abb3c3
  • Treister, Ezequiel; Messias, Hugo; Privon, George C.; Nagar, Neil; Medling, Anne M.; U, Vivian; Bauer, Franz E.; Cicone, Claudia; Barcos Muñoz, Loreto; Evans, Aaron S.; Muller-Sanchez, Francisco; Comerford, Julia M.; Armus, Lee; Chang, Chin-Shin; Koss, Michael; Venturi, Giacomo; Schawinski, Kevin; Casey, Caitlin; Urry, C. Megan; Sanders, David B.; Scoville, Nicholas & Sheth, Kartik (2020). The Molecular Gas in the NGC 6240 Merging Galaxy System at the Highest Spatial Resolution. Astrophysical Journal (ApJ).  ISSN 0004-637X.  890(2) . doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab6b28 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Vietri, Giustina; Mainieri, V.; Kakkad, D.; Netzer, Hagai; Perna, M.; Circosta, C.; Harrison, C. M.; Zappacosta, L.; Husemann, B.; Padovani, P.; Bischetti, M.; Bongiorno, A.; Brusa, M.; Carniani, S.; Cicone, Claudia; Comastri, A.; Cresci, G.; Feruglio, C.; Fiore, F.; Lanzuisi, G.; Mannucci, F.; Marconi, A.; Piconcelli, E.; Puglisi, A.; Salvato, M.; Schramm, M.; Schulze, Andreas; Scholtz, J.; Vignali, C. & Zamorani, G. (2020). SUPER: III. Broad line region properties of AGNs at z ∼ 2. Astronomy and Astrophysics (A & A).  ISSN 0004-6361.  644 . doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/202039136
  • Curti, Mirko; Maiolino, Roberto; Cirasuolo, Michele; Mannucci, Filippo; Williams, Rebecca J.; Auger, Matt; Mercurio, Amata; Hayden-Pawson, Connor; Cresci, Giovanni; Marconi, Alessandro; Belfiore, Francesco; Cappellari, Michele; Cicone, Claudia; Cullen, Fergus; Meneghetti, Massimo; Ota, Kazuaki; Peng, Yingjie; Pettini, Max; Swinbank, Mark & Troncoso, Paulina (2019). The KLEVER Survey: spatially resolved metallicity maps and gradients in a sample of 1.2 < z < 2.5 lensed galaxies. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  ISSN 0035-8711.  492(1), s 821- 842 . doi: 10.1093/mnras/stz3379 Full text in Research Archive.
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