Alberto Acuto

Alberto Acuto obtained his Bachelor degree in Astronomy at the University of Bologna in 2014.

In 2017, he obtained his Master degree in Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Bologna with a dissertation about the characterization of the gas rotation in non spherical gravitational potentials in galaxy clusters detectable with high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy (X-Ray Observatory ATHENA).

He is currently based in the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moore's University working on a PhD focused on the improvement of the halo model using BAHAMAS cosmological hydrodynamical simulations.

His research is focused on constraining the cosmological parameters using the halo model improved from cosmological simulations of large scale structure of the Universe (BAHAMAS). The halo model is an attractive alternative than running several new simulations because it is based on reliable observables, like thermal Sunyaev-Zel’Dovich emission or weak lensing shear, that can infer the impact of the changes of the parameters via statistical analysis (e.g. 2 point correlation function).

This work will be used to test the standard extensions of the standard cosmology and the results from the upcoming cosmic emulator.

Contact:

A.acuto@2017.ljmu.ac.uk

Project:

Using cosmological simulations to develop large-scale structure emulators to constrain dark sector physics

Personal website:

http://www.astro.ljmu.ac.uk/~ariaacut/