Associate Professor Claudia Cicone

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Affiliation: Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo


Research interest

Cicone’s research interests lie in the field of extragalactic astrophysics. She uses a multi-wavelength observational approach to study the baryonic component of galaxies, that is the gas and dust that lies in between and around galaxies. In particular, she is interested in investigating how gas and dust in the interstellar and circum-galactic media respond to and are affected by energetic events in galaxies, such as supernovae explosions and accretion onto super massive black holes. The ultimate goal is to understand the role of feedback mechanisms in the growth and evolution of galaxies across cosmic epochs.

Short bio

Dr. Cicone obtained her PhD in Physics in 2015 at the University of Cambridge (UK). Throughout 2015-2016 she was postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and in October 2016 she started a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at the INAF – Observatory of Brera in Milan (Italy). In September 2019 she became Associate Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics.

She has extensive experience with observations at sub-millimetre wavelengths (e.g. with ALMA and APEX) and is the principal investigator of an EU-funded Design Study for the Atacama Large Aperture Submillimetre Telescope (AtLAST), a concept for a new revolutionary 50-meter diameter single dish submillimeter telescope.

In January 2020 Dr. Cicone became associate member of the international Consortium that is building the “Multi object optical and near-infrared spectrograph (MOONS)”, a third generation optical/near-infrared instrument for the ESO Very Large Telescope.

Supervisor for the following CompSci project

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