Dr. Elena Sacchi

I joined the AIP in November 2020 as part of the Milky Way and Local Volume group. My main focus is the formation and evolution of galaxies in the nearby Universe through the analysis of their resolved stellar populations, to understand whether and how the star formation process may depend on their morphological, dynamical, and environmental properties.

Milky Way and the Local Volume
Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: LH/1-03
Phone: +49 331 7499 414
esacchinothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam

Research experience

Postdoctoral position, AIP (from November 2020)

Postdoctoral position, STScI (January 2018 - October 2020)

Ph.D., Bologna University (November 2014 - December 2017)

Marco Polo program, STScI (September 2016 - December 2016)

STScI Visitor program, STScI (June 2015 - July 2015)

Erasmus program, Dark Cosmology Centre (February 2014 - July 2014)



Education

PhD in Astrophysics @ Bologna University, April 2018
Thesis: Star formation histories in the nearby Universe: the HST legacy
Supervisors: Monica Tosi, Michele Cignoni

Master in Astrophysics and Cosmology @ Bologna University, September 2014
Thesis: Constraining mass and shape of galaxy clusters through large scale structures
Supervisors: Lauro Moscardini, Steen H. Hansen

Bachelor in Astronomy @ Bologna University, September 2012
Thesis: The hydrogen atom: lines, series, and its astrophysical relevance



International Collaborations

LEGUS (Legacy Extra Galactic UV Survey) - LEGUS website

HSTPROMO (High-resolution Space Telescope Proper Motion Collaboration) - HSTPROMO website

YMCA (Yes, Magellanic Clouds Again: probing the outer regions of the Magellanic system with VST)

SSH (the Smallest Scale of Hierarchy Survey) - Survey description

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Sacchi, E. et al., 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 911, 1, 62; published April 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Milky Way and the Local Volume
Lin, Z., ... Sacchi, E., ..., 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 896, 1, 16; published June 2020
Wofford, A., ... Sacchi, E., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 493, 2, 2410; published April 2020
Annibali, F., ... Sacchi, E., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491, 4, 5101; published February 2020
Hannon, S., ... Sacchi, E., ..., 2019
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490, 4, 4648; published December 2019
Cignoni, M., Sacchi, E., ..., 2019
The Astrophysical Journal, 887, 2, 112; published December 2019
Annibali, F., ... Sacchi, E., ..., 2019
The Astrophysical Journal, 883, 1, 19; published September 2019
Sacchi, E. et al., 2019
The Astrophysical Journal, 878, 1, 1; published June 2019
Cook, D. O., ... Sacchi, E., ..., 2019
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484, 4, 4897; published April 2019