Dr Ginevra Favole
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
My primary research goal is to understand how the large-scale structure of the Universe formed from primordial perturbations and hierarchically grows in time through gravity. To this purpose, I use data from large-volume cosmological surveys to measure the galaxy clustering and the weak lensing signals and map the distribution of matter in the Universe, probe its expansion history and the growth of structure.
I interpret these observations using N-body cosmological simulations and semi-analytic models of galaxy formation and evolution coupled with advanced mocking techniques to populate haloes with galaxies. In this way, I can precisely reconstruct the cosmic web in which galaxies are embedded, capturing the physical mechanisms that shape the large-scale structure and the formation and evolution of galaxies within their host haloes.