Piero Madau

DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentPBSci-Astronomy & Astrophysics Dept
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OfficeCFAO 103
Campus Mail StopUCO / Lick Observatory
Piero Madau

Research Interests

My research focuses on theoretical astrophysics and cosmology. Specific topics within these broad areas are: the physics of the intergalactic medium, first light and the dawn of galaxies, high-energy radiation backgrounds, the formation and evolution of massive black holes, the cosmic history of star formation. Other recent interests include the "Via Lactea Project", a suite of extremely high-resolution simulations of the assembly of the dark matter halo of the Milky Way.

Biography, Education and Training

BS, University of Florence, 1983
PhD, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, 1987