MAGCOW - The ​​​​​​​​​​Magnetised Cosmic Web

 ​ ​​​​​This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant no.714196 MAGCOW-The Magnetised Cosmic Web, active from 2017 to 2022.
The Main Host Insitution is the University of Bologna , and the Secondary Host is the University of Hamburg.

(the wonderful MAGCOW is a creation by arch. F. Bonafede) 

MAGCOW will investigate the​​​​​​​​​​​ origin of extragalactic magnetic fields , combining new big cosmological simulations and radio observations.

The Principal Investigator is   Franco Vazza.

MAGCOW will in total recruit 3 Post-Doc Fellows and 3 PhD Students during its 5 years of funding.

Open positions: see list below
Available Master Theses
Results & Publications

Elapsed months: 15              Papers:  25 accepted              Full time members:  6
        ( 8  with a MAGCOW leading author)

Our papers

Public Data repositories
Codes produced within MAGCOW and  shared with the community
The MIRO code: a semi-analytical tool to generate physically motivated 3-dimensional distribution of magnetic fields for Faraday Rotation analysis (IDL/GDL/Julia version)

SIRIO: a simplistic simulator of the imaging process in radio observations (IDL version), including removal of missing baselines, pointlike sources and cleaning iterations.
Julia miscellanea
(a growing collection of routines in Julia for the analysis of large simulated data).
Data repositories produced within MAGCOW and  shared with the community
Models of extragalactic magnetic fields from large simulated boxes (resolution ~80kpc)
High resolution data from simulated galaxy clusters (resolution ~4kpc)
Simulated sky models for the synchrotron emitting cosmic web in our models. 
The Team
Franco Vazza
Principal Investigator
Tenure-track researcher at the University of Bologna. Expert in cosmological simulations, non-thermal processes in large-scale structures.
See home page here.
Denis Wittor
Post Doctoral Fellow
Post-Doct at  University of Bologna (start 1st Jan 2018). Expert in cosmological simulations and particle acceleration in  galaxy clusters using simulations.
See home page here.
Paola Dominguez
PhD Student
PhD student at Universität Hamburg (from 1st November 2017). Her project is focused on using high-resolution simulation of galaxy clusters to study Faraday Rotation​​
Kamlesh Rajpurohit
Post Doctoral Fellow
Post-Doct at  University of Bologna (start 1st Nov 2018). Expert in radio observations of shocks in galaxy clusters and JVLA analysis
See home page here.
Nicola Locatelli
PhD Student
PhD student at University of Bologna (start 1st Nov.2017). His project is focused on polarisation radio observations  to study Faraday Rotation in intracluster filaments.​
Serena Banfi
PhD Student
PhD student at the University of Bologna (start 1st Nov 2018). She graduated in Padova Univ. on a numerical thesis on gap formation in solar systems, and is now studying simulated cosmic shocks. 
Marcus Brüggen
Professor of astrophysics at Universität Hamburg, expert in structure formation and particle acceleration in galaxy clusters.
See home page here.
Daniele Dallacasa
Professor of astronomy University of Bologna, expert in radio observations
See home page here
Matteo Angelinelli
Post Grad. Student
Graduated at University of Bologna, currently studying turbulence in simulated galaxy clusters at high resolution.
External (close!) collaborators
Annalisa Bonafede
Staff researcher at IRA-INAF, expert in radio observations of galaxy clusters and low-frequency radio astronomy. See home page​​​​​​​ here.
Claudio Gheller
Group leader at CSCS,  expert in supercomputing and  cosmological simulations. See home page​​​ here.
Stefan Hackstein
PhD student at Universität Hamburg, expert in the simulation of UHECRs.​

Dominique Eckert
Expert in X-ray observations of galaxy clusters and thermodynamics of the ICM medium. See home page​​​ here
Thomas Jones
Expert in astrophysical numerical simulations  and in the acceleration of cosmic rays from SN to the ICM​​​​
Gianfranco Brunetti
Expert in turbulence, particle acceleration and non-thermal phenomena in galaxy clusters.