Institute of Astronomy

Dr Marco Tazzari


Office: Hoyle H32
Office Tel: (01223) 766691
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My main research interest is the study of protoplanetary discs, the environment where planets form. My work spans from the observational characterization of the grain growth process (Tazzari et al. 2016), to the study of the disks' structure (Isella et al. 2016, Fedele et al. 2018) and evolution (Ansdell et al. 2016Tazzari et al. 2017). 

I mainly use sub-mm/cm interferometer like ALMA and VLA, which allow us to probe the cold dust residing in the discs interior. I have recently led the first ALMA 3 mm survey of protoplanetary discs (Tazzari et al. 2021a, 2021b)

I am the main developer of GALARIO (Tazzari et al. 2018; [paper] [code]), a GPU Accelerated Library for the Analysis of Radio Interferometer Observations. Check it out and contact me if you have any question!


I am a Junior Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU):

I am the founder of the IoA Code Corners:

Selected papers

GALARIO: a GPU Accelerated Library for Analysing Radio Interferometer Observations
Tazzari, Beaujean, Testi 2017, MNRAS 476 4527 [ADS]
ALMA continuum observations of the protoplanetary disk AS 209. Evidence of multiple gaps opened by a single planet
Fedele, Tazzari, Booth, Testi, Clarke, et al. 2018, A&A  610 A24 [ADS]
Physical properties of dusty protoplanetary disks in Lupus: evidence for viscous evolution?
Tazzari, Testi, Natta, et al. 2017, A&A 606 A88 [ADS]
Multiwavelength analysis for interferometric (sub-)mm observations of protoplanetary disks
Tazzari, Testi, Ercolano, et al. 2016, A&A 588A, 53T, [ADS]
Spiral density waves in a young protoplanetary disk
Pérez, Carpenter, ..., Tazzari, et al. 2016, Science, 353, 1519 [ADS]
Ringed Structures of the HD 163296 Protoplanetary Disk Revealed by ALMA
Isella, Guidi, ..., Tazzari, et al. 2016, PhysRevLett 117 251101 [ADS] 
ALMA Survey of Lupus Protoplanetary Disks. I. Dust and Gas Masses
Ansdell, Williams, ..., Tazzari, et al.  2016, ApJ 828, 46A, [ADS]


(current) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

2016 PhD in Astronomy (Magna cum Laude), Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, advisors: Leonardo Testi, Barbara Ercolano

2013 Master's Degree (cum Laude), Universita' degli studi di Milano, advisor: Giuseppe Lodato

2011 Bachelor's Degree (cum Laude), Universita' degli studi di Milano, advisor: Giuseppe Bertin

2007 High School Diploma (Maturità), Liceo Scientifico A. Oriani, Ravenna, Italy.


PhD, Physics (Astronomy) -  Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München

MSc, Physics (Astrophysics) - Universita' degli Studi di Milano

BSc, Physics - Universita' degli Studi di Milano

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