Dr. Michele Ginolfi
Michele received his Master degree in Astrophysics from Sapienza University of Rome in 2015, with a thesis on theoretical modelling of the Interstellar Medium in high-z Galaxies. In 2018 he obtained his PhD in Astrophysics from INAF - Observatory of Rome, under the supervision of Prof. Raffaella Schneider, with a thesis on “The Baryon Cycle driving Galaxy Evolution”. He spent part of his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, working in the group of Prof. Roberto Maiolino. He has been focusing on several subjects related to galaxy evolution (see below), working both with data (mainly ALMA and VLT/MUSE) and models. In 2018 he joined the “Starburst” group, at the Geneva Observatory, to work on multi-wavelength studies of distant galaxies.
- galaxy formation & evolution (theory & observations);
- mechanisms of galaxy growth;
- AGN/starburst-driven outflows;
- Lyman-alpha Nebulae around quasars;
- evolutionary link between IR-luminous galaxies and quasars;
- chemical evolution of galaxies - mechanisms of dust formation/destruction;
- local fundamental scaling relations and the underlying baryon cycle physics.