Prof. Dr. Maria-Rosa Cioni

I am an observational astronomer and professor of stellar populations. My main research interest is on the formation and evolution of dwarf galaxies, in particular of the Magellanic Clouds which are the largest and most massive satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.

I am the principal investigator of the VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds system (VMC), a public survey project of ESO. I am also leading the One Thousand and One Magellanic Cloud Fields (1001MC) survey within the 4MOST consortium.

Office: LH/1-11
Phone: +49 331 7499 651
mcioninothing@aip.de

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

I graduated in astronomy from the University of Bologna in 1996 and obtained a PhD in astronomy at the Leiden Observatory in 2001 with a thesis on AGB stars and other red giants in the Magellanic Clouds. I was an ESO fellow in Garching until 2005, a lecturer at the Institute for Astronomy in Edinburgh until 2007, and then a senior lecturer and reader at the University of Hertfordshire. I returned to Germany in 2010 with a Humboldt Fellowship followed by a DAAD visiting professorship. In 2016 I received an ERC consolidator grant to support my research group and since 2017 I am a joint professor between the AIP and the University of Potsdam.

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Cusano, F., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 1, 1; published June 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Nayak, P. K., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., Bell, C. P. M., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 4, 5291; published June 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Musella, I., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 3, 3964; published April 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Niederhofer, F., Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Schmidt, T., ... Matijevĭc, G., ... Bell, C. P. M., ... El Youssoufi, D., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 2, 2859; published April 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Nidever, D. L., ... Miller, A. E., ... Bell, C. P. M., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ..., 2021
The Astronomical Journal, 161, 2, 74; published February 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Omkumar, A. O., ... Niederhofer, F., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., El Youssoufi, D., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500, 3, 2757; published January 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Gatto, M., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, 3, 4114; published December 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Bell, C. P. M., Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Niederhofer, F., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, 1, 993; published November 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Pastorelli, G., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 3, 3283; published November 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Massana, P., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., Bell, C. P. M., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 1, 1034; published October 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo