Simona Vegetti

I am a Lise Meitner Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). I graduated from the University of Turin in 2005 and I obtained my PhD in 2010 from the University of Groningen. While at the RUG, I developed a Bayesian lens modelling technique for the detection of dark matter substructures, known as Gravitational Imaging. Between 2010 and 2012, I was a Pappalardo Fellow at MIT, where I reported the first gravitational imaging of a very low-mass dark matter halo at high redshift. Since 2013, I have been at MPA, first as a postdoctoral Fellow, and then as a Max Planck Research Group Leader (until 2020). At MPA, I further developed my research program on dark matter, while extending my interests into the fields of galaxy evolution and cosmic magnetism. In 2018, I was awarded an ERC Starting Grant. I am a founding member of the SHARP collaboration and a member of the Euclid Strong Lensing Working Group. A full list of my publications can be found on ADS.
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