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Matteo Cinus


The first and second name Matteo Cinus
University Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Faculty Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics


Academic career:

             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 – …


Research interests:

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.

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