Andrea Ravenni

Andrea Ravenni

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Location: Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia G. Galilei, Via Marzolo 8, Torre 4° piano

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+39 049 827 7246

PhD topic: Use cosmological observations to constrain fundamental Physics.

PhD advisors: Prof. Nicola Bartolo and Dott. Michele Liguori.

Research Interests: Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Primordial non-Gaussianity, CMB spectral distortions, Statistics and Data Analysis.


Oct. 2015 - present
PhD Student, Università degli Studi di Padova.

23 Sept. 2015
Graduate degree in Physics, 110/110 cum laude, at the Università degli Studi di Padova, with the thesis "Reconstructing the primordial power spectrum: implications for cosmological models". Supervisors: Prof. Nicola Bartolo, Dott. Michele Liguori and Prof. Licia Verde.

Apr.-June 2015
 Exchange student at the ICC, Facultad de Fisica, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, with an Erasmus+ for traineeship grant.

10 Dec. 2013
Bachelor degree in Physics, 98/110, at the Università degli Studi di Padova, with the thesis: "Oscillation in Particle Physics". Supervisor: Prof. Stefano Rigolin.

A. Ravenni, M. Liguori, N. Bartolo and M. Shiraishi. "Primordial non-Gaussianity with μ-type and y-type spectral distortions: exploiting Cosmic Microwave Background polarization and dealing with secondary sources". JCAP 1475-7516 2017 09 042. arXiv:1707.04759.

CORE Collaboration. "Exploring Cosmic Origins with CORE: Survey requirements and mission design". arXiv:1706.04516.

CORE Collaboration. "Exploring Cosmic Origins with CORE: Inflation". arXiv:1612.08270.

A. Ravenni, L. Verde and A. J. Cuesta. "Red, Straight, no bends: primordial power spectrum reconstruction from CMB and large-scale structure". JCAP 1475-7516 2016 08 028. arXiv:1605.0663

Constraining fundamental Physics using CMB spectral distortions", Padova 6 September 2017.

"Making the most of PIXIE to constrain fNL", UniVersum, Torino, 3 April 2017.

"How to use y distortions to constrain primordial non-Gaussianity", IDEAS/CosmoClassic Meeting.  Paris, 3 November 2016

Schools and Workshops

Hot topics in Cosmology, ICCUB, Barcelona, 22-26 October 2017

Gravitational Waves and Cosmology, "Enrico Fermi" School of Physics, Varenna, 3-12 July 2017.

UniVersum, Torino, 3-4 April 2017.

IDEAS/CosmoClassic Meeting. IAP, Paris, 3-4 November 2016.

Cosmology with Next Generation Radio Surveys, ICTP, Trieste, 20-23 June 2016.

Cosmology after Planck. What’s next?, Les Houches, 24-29 April 2016

Co-supervisor of master student Vikram Upadhyay, March-September 2017.

Member of COSMOS (Cosmic Orbital and Suborbital Microwave ObservationS).
Member of CosmoClassic, which is a collaborative project between several leading Cosmology centres in Europe.