About Me

Ciao! I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne in the group of Christian Reichardt, working at the intersection between theory, observations and data analysis. I am interested in mining the different cosmological data sets in order to sharpen our current understanding of the universe. Specifically, my research focuses on the interplay between the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and the Large Scale Structure (LSS).
I have developed and applied statistical tools to measure the cross-correlation of CMB lensing with the LSS tracers: these measurements can help solving the cosmological puzzle.

Previously, I was a graduate student in the Astrophysics Sector at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) in Trieste, working under the supervision of Carlo Baccigalupi. You can find my PhD thesis here.
While I am not trying to understand how the universe (doesn't) work, you might find me listening to music, strumming the guitar or playing freestyle frisbee with my jamily (before that I also used to argue with my friends about the best osmiza in Trieste).

Contact Details

Federico Bianchini
School of Physics
University of Melbourne
Parkville
Melbourne, VIC 3010
Australia

fbianchini at unimelb.edu.au

I am generally interested in data-oriented observational and theoretical cosmology, as well as astrophysics

Research

  • CMB science: lensing and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
  • LSS: statistics of the galaxy distribution, galaxy clusters, interplay with CMB
  • Cross-correlation between cosmic fields
  • Cosmological tests of gravity
  • Cosmostatistics

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Cross-correlation between the CMB lensing potential measured by Planck and high-z sub-mm galaxies detected by the Herschel-ATLAS survey
F. Bianchini, P. Bielewicz, A. Lapi, J. Gonzalez-Nuevo, C. Baccigalupi, G. de Zotti, L. Danese, N. Bourne, A. Cooray, L. Dunne, S. Dye, S. Eales, R. Ivison, S. Maddox, M. Negrello, D. Scott, M. W. L. Smith, E. Valiante, ApJ 802, 64 (2015)

Kinetic Sunyaev Zel'dovich effect in modified gravity
F. Bianchini & A. Silvestri, Phys. Rev. D 93, 064026 (2016)

Toward a tomographic analysis of the cross-correlation between Planck CMB lensing and H-ATLAS galaxies
F. Bianchini, A. Lapi, M. Calabrese, P. Bielewicz, J. Gonzalez-Nuevo, C. Baccigalupi, L. Danese, G. de Zotti, N. Bourne, A. Cooray, L. Dunne, S. Eales, ApJ 825, 1 (2016)

Needlet estimation of cross-correlation between CMB lensing maps and LSS
F. Bianchini, A. Renzi, D. Marinucci (2016), JCAP 11, 50

Proceedings

Cross-correlation between cosmological and astrophysical datasets: the Planck and Herschel case
F. Bianchini and A. Lapi, SCCC21/IAU306 (2014)

H-ATLAS High-z Sources: An Optimal Sample for Cross-Correlation Analysis
J. Gonzalez-Nuevo, A. Lapi, and F. Bianchini , 49th Rencontres de Moriond: Cosmology, La Thuile, Italy, 22 - 29 Mar 2014, pp.121-126, (2014)

Posters

Cross-correlating Planck CMB Lensing with high-z sub-mm H-ATLAS galaxies
PLANCK 2014 - The microwave sky in temperature and polarization, Ferrara (Italy)