• 7012 Citations
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I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Internation Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, The University Western Australia.

My research is in the area of observational extragalactic astronomy, and my main interest is the study of the physical properties of galaxies and their dependence on redshift and environment using large, multi- wavelength datasets. The multi-wavelength approach is at the foundation of my research activity, as it is the only way to trace all the baryonic constituents of galaxies and to reveal how the Universe formed and evolves. I am an expert on the study of the interstellar medium and environmental effects in nearby galaxies, and I contributed to the success of several large legacy surveys with ground- and space-based facilities (e.g., GALEX, Herschel, Arecibo, AAT).

I obtained a joint Ph.D. at Milano Bicocca University (Italy) and Universite de Marseille Provence (France). After the Ph.D., before taking on my current position at ICRAR, I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Cardiff University, at the European Southern Observatory and Swinburne University.

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Research Output 2002 2019

  • 7012 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
  • 177 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Letter

A numerical twist on the spin parameter, lambda (R)

Harborne, K. E., Power, C., Robotham, A. S. G., Cortese, L. & Taranu, D. S., Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 1, p. 249-262 14 p.

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Atomic gas fractions in active galactic nucleus host galaxies

Ellison, S. L., Brown, T., Catinella, B. & Cortese, L., 1 Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 482, 4, p. 5694-5703 10 p.

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monatomic gases
active galactic nuclei
stellar mass

Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA): Environmental quenching of centrals and satellites in groups

Davies, L. J. M., Robotham, A. S. G., Lagos, C. D. P., Driver, S. P., Stevens, A. R. H., Bahé, Y. M., Alpaslan, M., Bremer, M. N., Brown, M. J. I., Brough, S., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Cortese, L., Elahi, P., Grootes, M. W., Holwerda, B. W., Ludlow, A. D., McGee, S., Owers, M. & Phillipps, S., 11 Mar 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 4, p. 5444-5458 15 p.

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mass ratios

KROSS-SAMI: a direct IFS comparison of the Tully-Fisher relation across 8 Gyr since z approximate to 1

Tiley, A. L., Bureau, M., Cortese, L., Harrison, C. M., Johnson, H. L., Stott, J. P., Swinbank, A. M., Smail, I., Sobral, D., Bunker, A. J., Glazebrook, K., Bower, R. G., Obreschkow, D., Bryant, J. J., Jarvis, M. J., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Magdis, G., Medling, A. M., Sweet, S. M., Tonini, C. & 10 othersTurner, O. J., Sharples, R. M., Croom, S. M., Goodwin, M., Konstantopoulos, I. S., Lorente, N. P. F., Lawrence, J. S., Mould, J., Owers, M. S. & Richards, S. N., Jan 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 482, 2, p. 2166-2188 23 p.

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SDSS-IV MaNGA: The Roles of AGNs and Dynamical Processes in Star Formation Quenching in Nearby Disk Galaxies

Guo, K., Peng, Y., Shao, L., Fu, H., Catinella, B., Cortese, L., Yuan, F., Yan, R., Zhang, C. & Dou, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 870, 1, 11 p., 19.

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Projects 2015 2021