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Michele Trenti

Senior Lecturer-Cosmologist
science & technology
physical sciences
astronomy & astrophysics
galaxies: high-redshift
galaxies: evolution
lyman-break galaxies
star-forming galaxies
luminosity function
high-redshift galaxies
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Michele Trenti

Primary Interest
Formation And Evolution Of Galaxies
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Michele Trenti


I am an astrophysicist with broad research interests and expertise, studying primarily the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies in the infancy of the Universe. I am a heavy user of the Hubble Space Telescope, and have been awarded about three months of time (1400 Hubble orbits) to date as Principal Investigator on this multi-billion dollar facility, placing me within the top 10 users since 2001 (when large programs were introduced).

In addition to observations of the most distant galaxies, I am interested in theoretical modeling and computer simulations of galaxy formation, in understanding the connection between Gamma Ray Bursts and star formation, and in the dynamics of self-gravitating stellar systems such as globular clusters.

Currently, I am an Associate Professor in the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. Before moving to Melbourne I was a Kavli Institute Fellow at the University of Cambridge [5yr prize fellowship at the lecturer (junior faculty) level] from 2012 to 2014. I was born and educated in Italy, where I graduated from Italy's most selective and prestigious institution: Scuola Normale Superiore, shaped on the model of the French Ecole Normale Superieure. After the PhD (2005), I held postdoctoral positions in the USA at the Space Telescope Science Institute and at the University of Colorado, Boulder.


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Senior Lecturer-Cosmologist



PhD in Physics

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

MSc in Physics

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa