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Mattia FornasaDr. Mattia Fornasa

I am a post-doc at the GRAPPA Institute of the University of Amsterdam.

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Room C4.152
GRAPPA Institute
University of Amsterdam
Science Park
1098 XH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

tel:  +31 (0)20 525 8643

email:  m.fornasa [at]

Research interests
I am an Theoretical Particle Physics interested in the search for and identification of Dark Matter. I also a member of the "Science Working Group" of the CTA Collaboration.

2015 - 2017

Post-doc at the GRAPPA Institute of the
University of Amsterdam, funded by a Vidi grant
of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
(grant holder: Prof. Shin'ichiro Ando)
2012 - 2015

Post-doc at the School of Physics and Astronomy
of the University of Nottingham,
funded by a Leverhulme Trust grant
(grant holder: Dr. A. Green)
2010 - 2012

MultiDark post-doc at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia

6-month grant at the Department of Physics "G. Galilei"
of the University of Padova
2006 - 2009
Ph.D. at the University of Padova

Curriculum:  [ pdf ] [Updated: January 2015]
Publications: [ custom ADS query] [ custom SPIRES query ]

Most recent publications
Public Outreach
Tomographi-spectral approach for Dark Matter detection in the cross-correlation between cosmic shear and diffuse gamma-ray emission
S. Camera, M. Fornasa, N. Fornengo and M. Regis, arXiv:1411.4651 [astro-ph.CO]

Probing WIMP particle physics and astrophysics with direct detection and neutrino telescopes
B. J. Kavanagh, M. Fornasa and A. M. Green, arXiv:1410.8051 [astro-ph.CO]

Scintillating bolometers: a key for determining WIMP parameters
D. G. Cerdeno et al., Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 29 (2014) 14333009

A self-consistent phase-space distribution function for the anisotropic Dark Matter halo of the Milky Way
M. Fornasa and A. M. Green, Phys. Rev. D 89 (2014) 063531

Introducing the CTA concept
B. S. Acharya et al., Astropart. Phys. 43 (2013) 3-18

Complementarity of Dark Matter direct detection: the role of bolometric targets
D. G. Cerdeno et al., JCAP 1307 (2013) 028

I am passionate about outreach, so please contact me if you would like to arrange a talk on Dark Matter. Recently I gave an interview for the Collider exhibition at the London Science Museum and I was one of the organizers of the "A Matter of Beauty" exhibition at the City Gallery in Nottingham.

A Matter of Beauty (title)

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