|The first and second name||Matteo Cinus|
|University||Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland|
|Faculty||Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics|
Bachelor’s studies in Physics: Oct 2009 – Jan 2014, University of Cagliari, Italy
Final dissertation: Inhomogeneous cosmological models as alternative to dark energy
Final mark: 106/110
Master’s studies in Physics: Oct 2013 – Jul 2017, University of Cagliari, Italy
Final dissertation: Inhomogeneous inflationary cosmologies
Final mark: 110/110 cum Laude
PhD studies in Astronomy: Oct 2018 – …
Since my bachelor studies, I have been fascinated by cosmology and gravitational physics. In particular, my interests focus on inhomogeneous cosmology, the branch of cosmology that asserts that inhomogeneities in the distribution of matter play an important role in the evolution of the universe and should not be neglected when interpreting observational data. In fact, although observations provide us with strong evidence of a Universe very homogeneous in its early stages, we know that it is nowadays very far from being homogeneous, with clusters and superclusters of galaxies organised in walls and filaments surrounding large voids. In particular, voids have recently been attracting more and more attention.
In my PhD project, I am concerned with how underdensities and overdensities in our universe can distort astronomical images by means of, for example, lensing (produced by gravitational lenses) and anti-lensing effects.
- PhD student scholarship for “Theoretical investigation of general-relativistic effective contributions to dark matter fields” within the “A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks” project, funded by the TEAM IV programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund and led by Michał Zawada.
- FNP and EU funded “A next-generation worldwide quantum sensor network with optical atomic clocks” project
- UMK Priority Research team “Galaxy evolution and structure research group”
- Poster presentation at “Beyond General Relativity, Beyond Cosmological Standard Model”, Warsaw, 1-5 July 2019
- Oral presentation at “Inhomogeneous Cosmologies IV”, Toruń, 14-19 July 2019
Scientific events organisation:
- Part of the Local Organising Committee for “Inhomogeneous Cosmologies IV”, Toruń, 14-19 July 2019