Professor Andrea Macciò is interested in understanding the nature and origin of the mysterious dark components of our cosmos: dark energy and dark matter, which account for 95 percent of the total energy/matter budget of the universe. In order to achieve this goal, he studies the formation and evolution of galaxies in such a dark universe via large computer numerical simulations. Prof. Macciò obtained his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Milan in 2004, and then he was a researcher at the University of Zurich till 2006, then a group leader with the Max Planck Society till 2015, before joining NYUAD. Since 2019 he is the Director of the Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics (CAP3) at NYUAD.
Most research interests for a scientist
- Galaxy formation
- Dark matter
- Computer simulations