MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • IR and radio galaxy evolution models

  • Galaxy/AGN (co-)evolution

  • IR spectroscopy

  • SED modelling and decomposition

  • Physical and statistical properties of blazars

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

My research  activity has been mostly focused on galaxy/AGN co-evolution. In Bonato et al. (2014a, b) I worked out a major upgrade of the Cai et al. (2013) evolutionary model by: i) adding a statistical description of the relationship between star-formation and nuclear activity in late-type galaxies; ii) adding the star-formation and AGN line emission at IR to mm wavelengths. The model is unique in providing a self-consistent description of the IR-to-mm spectro photometric properties of galaxies as a whole, i.e. taking into account simultaneously the contributions from both star-formation and nuclear activity across the galaxy lifetime. This tool allowed me to work out predictions for photometric and spectroscopic surveys and pointed observations with future instruments such as SPICA, JWST, OST, CORE and PICO (Bonato et al. 2014a, 2014b, 2015, 2017a, 2019b). In the case of SPICA, CORE, OST and PICO my estimates were solicited by leaders of the relevant working groups and were or are being exploited to assess the scientific case (SPICA, CORE, PICO) and/or to refine the observing strategy (SPICA, OST). I have also extended my galaxy/AGN evolutionary model to the radio regime (Bonato et al. 2017b). Such extension has been exploited to produce simulations for deep radio surveys with the SKA (Bonaldi, Bonato et al. 2019). Most recently I have studied the physical properties and the evolution of star-forming galaxies and of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGNs using ALMA (Bonato et al. 2018, Bonato et al. 2019a), LOFAR (Bonato et al. 2019c in prep.) and Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (Bonato et al. 2019d in prep.) data.
Please see the details of my research activity in my CV:
Last update: September 2019
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