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. I am incredibly lucky to be able to analyze and interpret data from the South Pole Telescope and POLARBEAR/Simons Array.
Most of 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 strumming the guitar, playing freestyle frisbee with my jamily, but most likely surfing somewhere on the beautiful rugged coastline of Victoria (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
Melbourne, VIC 3010

fbianchini at unimelb.edu.au

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


  • 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


The up-to-date list of publications can be found here.