Francesco Maria Valentino
The Cosmic Dawn Center
Vibenshuset, Lyngbyvej 2, 2100 København Ø
I am an assistant professor and an observational astronomer based at the Cosmic Dawn Center. I study the evolution of massive galaxies from their initial formation epoch to the last stages of their lives by exploiting the capabilities of powerful telescopes covering the whole electromagnetic spectrum. I am particularly interested in how gas is transformed into stars and how galaxies stop growing and die, halting the formation of new stars. This is the core of my “Galaxies: Rise And Death” (GRAD) project supported by the Carlsberg Foundation for the coming years 2019-2021.