Stefano Borgani

INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Trieste

Full Professor
Department of Physics
University of Trieste

via Tiepolo 11,
I-34131 Trieste, Italy

Office: Villa Bazzoni
via Bazzoni 2, 1st floor

Phone: +39-040-3199-136/240
Fax: +39-040-3094-18

Email: borgani at

Short CV here

ADS link to my publications on refereed journals

Supervisor of the students listed here


Research Interests

  Numerical cosmology
  • Large computer simulations of cosmic structures.
  • Cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy clusters, galaxies and of the distribution of cosmic baryons.
  • Models of star formation, energy feedback and metal enrichment.
  • Comparison between simulated and observed thermo-dynamical and chemo-dynamical properties of the  intra-cluster and inter-galactic media.
  • Comparison between simulated and observed properties of galaxies in the optical/near-IR band.
  Observational cosmology
  • Tests of cosmological models through the evolution of the population of galaxy clusters and of their large-scale clustering.
  • Calibration of methods for the measurement of masses of galaxy clusters through X-ray, optical/dynamical and Sunyaev-Zeldovich observations.
  • X-ray properties of galaxy clusters.
  • Forecasts for constraints on cosmological models from future cluster surveys.
  • Cosmology with large-scale velocity fields.
  Astroparticle physics
  • High-energy physics inspired Dark Matter models
  • Early universe and inflationary models
  Involvement in space missions
  • The Wide-Field X-ray Telescope (WFXT)
  • Athena+
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