Sperello di Serego Alighieri

 

Contacts:

INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Largo Enrico Fermi 5
50125 Firenze
Italy
Tel.: +39 055 2752311
Fax: +39 055 220039
E-mail: sperello "at" arcetri.astro.it


Recent research topics (since 2005, only)

1. The evolution of Early-Type Galaxies and of Galaxies in general

"The evolution of early-type galaxies at z~1 from the K20 Survey", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2005, A&A 442, 125

"The influence of mass and environment on the evolution of early-type galaxies", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2006, ApJ 647, L99

"Comparing dynamical and photometric stellar masses of Early-type galaxies at z~1", A. Rettura et al. 2006, A&A 458, 717

"Passively Evolving Early-Type Galaxies at 1.4≤z≤2.5 in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field", E. Daddi et al. 2005, ApJ 626, 680

"Mass and Environment Drive the Evolution of Early-Type Galaxies", S. di Serego Alighieri & B. Lanzoni, 2008, in "From Dark Halos to Light", L. Tresse, S. Maurogordato & J. Tran Than Van, eds., The Gioi Publishers, p. 91, also astro-ph/0607325

"The Ages of Early-Type Galaxies at z~1", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2007, in "From Stars to Galaxies: Building the Pieces to Build Up the Universe", Vallenari et al. eds., ASP Conf. Series, Vol. 374, p. 449

"An Overdensity of Galaxies at z = 5.9 +/- 0.2 in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Confirmed Using the ACS Grism", S. Malhotra et al. 2005, ApJ 626, 666

"A Redshift z ~ 5.4 Ly-alpha Emitting Galaxy with Linear Morphology in the GRAPES/Hubble Ultra Deep Field", J.E. Rhoads et al. 2005, ApJ 621, 582

"Redshifts of Emission-Line Objects in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field", C. Xu et al. 2007, AJ 134, 169

"The Galaxy Luminosity Function at z~1 in the HUDF: Probing the Dwarf Population", R.E. Ryan et al. 2007, ApJ 668, 839

"New spectroscopic redshifts from the CDFS and a test of the cosmological relevance of the GOODS-South field", C.D. Ravikumar et al. 2007, A&A 465, 1099

"Near UV properties of Early-Type Galaxies at z~1", S. di Serego Alighieri & A. Bressan, 2009, in "New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics II - Ultraviolet Properties of Evolved Stellar Populations", M. Chavez & E. Bertone, eds., ASSP Proceedings, Springer, p. 25

"Emission-Line Galaxies from the PEARS Hubble Ultra Deep Field: A 2-D Detection Method and First Results", A.N. Straughn et al. 2008, AJ 135, 1624

"IMAGES I. Strong evolution of galaxy kinematics since z=1", Y. Yang et al. 2008, A&A 477, 789

"IMAGES II. A surprisingly low fraction of undisturbed rotating spiral disks at z~0.6: The morpho-kinematical relation 6 Gyrs ago", B. Neichel et al. 2008, A&A, 484, 159

"IMAGES III: The evolution of the Near-Infrared Tully-Fisher relation over the last 6 Gyr", M. Puech et al. 2008, A&A, 484, 173

"IMAGES IV: Strong evolution of the oxygen abundance in gaseous phases of intermediate mass galaxies since z=0.8", M. Rodrigues et al. 2008, A&A, 492, 371

"Dynamical Masses of Early-Type Galaxies at z~2: Are They Truly Superdense?", M. Cappellari et al. 2009, ApJ 704, L34

"Emission-Line Galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope Probing Evolution And Reionization Spectroscopically (PEARS) Grism Survey I: The South Fields", A.N. Straughn et al. 2009, AJ, 138, 1022

"How Galaxy Mass and Environment Influence the Evolution of Early-Type Galaxies", S. di Serego Alighieri 2009, oral contribution at the Meeting on "Galaxy Evolution and Environment", held in Bologna on 3-5 November 2009

"A Lyman Break Galaxy in the Epoch of Reionization from HST Grism Spectroscopy", J.E. Rhoads et al. 2013, ApJ 773, 32

"Old age and super-solar metallicity in a massive z~1.4 early-type galaxy from VLT/X-Shooter spectroscopy", I. Lonoce et al. 2015, MNRAS 454, 3912

 

2. The Interstellar Medium in Early-Type Galaxies and in Galaxies in general

"The HI content of Early-Type Galaxies from the ALFALFA survey: I. Catalogued HI sources in the Virgo cluster", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2007, A&A 474, 851

"The HI content of Early-Type Galaxies from the ALFALFA survey: I. Catalogued HI sources in the Virgo cluster", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2007, presentation at the conference on "HI Survival through Cosmic Times", held in Spineto on 11-15 June 2007

"Early-type galaxies with neutral hydrogen in the Virgo cluster from the ALFALFA survey", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2008, in "The Evolution of Galaxies through the Neutral Hydrogen Window", R. Minchin & E. Momjian, eds., AIP Conf. Proceedings Vol. 1035, p. 218

"The HI content of Early-Type Galaxies from the ALFALFA survey: II. The case of low density environments", M. Grossi et al. 2009, A&A 498, 407

"The HI content of Early-Type Galaxies in an evolutionary context", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2009, oral contribution at the Conference on "Galaxy Evolution and Environment", held in Kuala Lumpur on 30 March - 3 April 2009 (see also the Photos of the Conference)

"The dust morphology of the elliptical Galaxy M86 with SPIRE", H.L. Gomez et al. 2010, A&A 518, L45

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - I. Luminosity functions", J.I. Davies et al. 2010, A&A 518, L48

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - II. Truncated dust disks in HI-deficient spirals", L. Cortese et al. 2010, A&A 518, L49

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - III. A constraint on dust grain lifetime in early-type galaxies", M.S. Clemens et al. 2010, A&A 518, L50

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - IV. Resolved dust analysis of spiral galaxies", M.W.L. Smith et al. 2010, A&A 518, L51

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - V. Star-forming dwarf galaxies - dust in metal-poor environments", M. Grossi et al. 2010, A&A 518, L52

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - VI. The far-infrared view of M87", M. Baes et al. 2010, A&A 518, L53

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - VII. Dust in cluster dwarf elliptical galaxies", I. De Looze et al. 2010, A&A 518, L54

"FIR colours and SEDs of nearby galaxies observed with Herschel", A. Boselli et al. 2010, A&A 518, L61

"SED fitting of nearby galaxies in the Herschel Reference Survey", L. Ciesla et al. 2010, in "SF2A-2010: Proceedings of the Annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics", S. Boissier, M. Heydari-Malayeri, R. Samadi and D. Valls-Gabaud, eds., p.31

"The far-infrared view of M87 as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory", M. Baes et al. 2011, in "Jets at all scales", G.E. Romero, R.A. Sunyaev & T. Belloni, eds., Proc. of IAU Symp. No. 275, p. 145

"The GALEX Ultraviolet Virgo Cluster Survey (GUViCS). I: The UV luminosity function of the central 12 sq. deg", A. Boselli et al. 2011, A&A, 528, A107

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - IX. Dust-to-gas mass ratio and metallicity gradients in four Virgo spiral galaxies", L. Magrini et al. 2011, A&A 535, A13

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - VIII. The Bright Galaxy Sample", J.I. Davies et al. 2012, MNRAS 419, 3505

"The Herschel Reference Survey: Dust in Early-Type Galaxies and across the Hubble Sequencee", M.W.L.Smith et al. 2012, ApJ 748, 123

"The dust scaling relations of the Herschel Reference Survey", L. Cortese et al. 2012, A&A 540, A52

"Submillimeter Photometry of 323 Nearby Galaxies from the Herschel Reference Survey", L. Ciesla et al. 2012, A&A 543, A161 (Corrigendum in A&A 550, C1)

"Dust in Cluster Dwarf Elliptical Galaxies", I. De Looze et al. 2012, in "Dwarf Galaxies: Keys to Galaxy Formation and Evolution", P. Papaderos et al., eds., Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, p. 163

"Dust Content of Virgo Star-Forming Dwarf Galaxies", M. Grossi et al. 2012, in "Dwarf Galaxies: Keys to Galaxy Formation and Evolution", P. Papaderos et al., eds., Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, p. 289

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XI. Environmental effects on molecular dust and gas in spiral disks", C. Pappalardo et al. 2012, A&A 545, A75

"The Herschel Fornax Cluster Survey - I. The Bright Galaxy Sample", J.I. Davies et al. 2013, MNRAS 428, 834

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XII. FIR properties of optically-selected Virgo Cluster galaxies", R. Auld al. 2013, MNRAS 428, 1880

"Dust Emission in Early-Type Galaxies with the Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey", S. di Serego Alighieri et al., 2013, in "The intriguing life of massive galaxies", Proc. of the IAU Symp. No. 295, D. Thomas, A Pasquali & I. Ferreras, eds., p. 332

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XIII. Dust in early-type galaxies", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2013, A&A, 552, A8

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XIV. transition-type dwarf galaxies in the Virgo cluster", I. De Looze et al. 2013, MNRAS 436, 1057

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XV. Planck submillimeter sources in the Virgo Cluster", M. Baes et al. 2014, A&A, 562, A106

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XVI. A cluster inventory", J.I. Davies et al. 2014, MNRAS 438, 1922

"Dust Spectral Energy Distributions of Nearby Galaxies: an Insight from the Herschel Reference Survey", L. Ciesla et al. 2014, A&A, 565, A128

"PACS photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey - Far-infrared/submillimeter colours as tracers of dust properties in nearby galaxies", L. Cortese et al. 2014, MNRAS 440, 942

"The Herschel Fornax Cluster Survey II: FIR properties of optically selected Fornax cluster galaxies", C. Fuller et al. 2014, MNRAS 440, 1571

"The identification of dust heating mechanisms in nearby galaxies using Herschel 160/250 and 250/350 μm surface brightness ratios", G. Bendo et al. 2015, MNRAS 448, 135

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XVII. SPIRE point-source catalogs and number counts", C. Pappalardo et al. 2015, A&A, 573, A129

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XVIII. Star-forming dwarfs in a cluster environment", M. Grossi et al. 2015, A&A, 574, A126

"NGC 4370: a case study for testing our ability to infer dust distribution and mass in nearby galaxies", S. Viaene et al. 2015, A&A, 579, A103

"H-ATLAS/GAMA and HeViCS - Dusty Early-Type Galaxies in Different Environments", N.K. Agius et al. 2015, MNRAS 451, 3815

"The Herschel Virgo Cluster Survey - XX. Dust in the foreground Galactic cirrus", S. Bianchi et al. 2016, A&A, in press, also arXiv:1609.05941

 

3. Radio Galaxies and Quasars

"VIMOS-VLT and Spitzer observations of a radio galaxy at z=2.5", M. Villar-Martin et al. 2006, MNRAS 366, L1

"Jet-gas interactions in z~2.5 radio galaxies: evolution of the ultraviolet line and continuum emission with radio morphology", A. Humphrey et al. 2006, MNRAS 369, 1103

"The giant Ly-alpha nebula associated with a z=2.5 radio galaxy", M. Villar-Martin et al. 2006, AN 327, 187

"Giant Ly-alpha nebulae around z>2 radio galaxies: evidence for infall", A. Humphrey et al. 2007, MNRAS 375, 705

"VIMOS-VLT spectroscopy of the giant Ly-alpha nebulae associated with three z~2.5 radio galaxies", M. Villar-Martin et al. 2007, MNRAS 378, 416

"UV and optical emission lines from the z~2.6 radio galaxy 0828+193: spatially resolved measurements", A. Humphrey et al. 2007, MNRAS 382, 1729

"Deep spectroscopy of the FUV-optical emission lines from a sample of radio galaxies at z~2.5: metallicity and ionization", A. Humphrey et al. 2008, MNRAS 383, 11

"Spatially extended absorption around the z=2.63 radio galaxy MRC 2025-218: outflow or infall?", A. Humphrey et al. 2008, MNRAS 390, 1505

"Optical-NIR spectra of quasars close to reionization (z~6)", V. D'Odorico et al. 2011, AN 332, 315

"Polarized extended Ly-alpha emission from a z=2.3 radio galaxy", A. Humphrey et al. 2013, ApJ 768, L3

"Metals in the IGM approaching the re-ionization epoch: results from X-shooter at the VLT", V. D'Odorico et al. 2013, MNRAS 435, 1198

"Ionization and feedback in Ly-alpha halos around two radio galaxies at z~2.5", S.G. Morais et al. 2016, MNRAS, in press, also arXiv:1611.05739

"Multi-frequency polarimetry of a complete sample of PACO radio sources", V. Galluzzi et al. 2016, MNRAS, in press, also arXiv:1611.07746

 

4. Gamma Ray Bursts

"The complex light-curve of the afterglow of GRB071010A", S. Covino et al. 2008, MNRAS 388, 347

"Circular polarization in the optical afterglow of GRB121024A" K. Wiersema et al. 2014, Nature 509, 201

 

5. Search for Population III stars

"The search for Population III stars", S. di Serego Alighieri et al., 2008, in "Low-Metallicity Star Formation: From the First Stars to Dwarf Galaxies", Proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 255, L.K. Hunt, S. Madden, R. Schneider, eds., p. 75 (see also the presentation at the IAU Symposium No. 255 and the Photos of Symposium)

 

6. Cosmic Polarization Rotation

"Scattered and Stellar Light in Very Distant Radio Galaxies and Updates on a Test of the Einstein Equivalence Principle", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2006, presentation at the conference on "Fenomenologia degli AGN, evoluzione e processi di formazione delle galassie", held in Montagnana on 22-26 May 2006

"Limits on the Cosmological Birefringence from the UV Polarization of Distant Radio Galaxies", S. di Serego Alighieri et al., 2010, ApJ 715, 33, also arXiv:1003.4823

"Cosmological Birefringence: an Astrophysical Test of Fundamental Physics", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2011, in "From Varying Couplings to Fundamental Physics", C. Martins & P. Molaro eds., Springer Verlag, p. 139

"New Constraint on Cosmic Polarization Rotation from B-mode Polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background", S. di Serego Alighieri et al. 2014, ApJ 792, 35

"Searches for Cosmic Polarization Rotation", S. di Serego Alighieri & W.-T. Ni, 2014, Poster presented at the Planck 2014 Conference in Ferrara, Italy, 1-5 Dec. 2014

"A new test of the Einstein equivalence principle", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2015, Il Colle di Galileo, Vol. 4, 1, pp. 57-62

"Cosmic polarization rotation: an astrophysical test of fundamental physics", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2015, Intern. J. of Mod. Phys. D 24, 1530016, an update made in July 2016 for the book "One Hundred Years of General Relativity: Cosmology and Gravity", edited by Wei-Tou Ni (World Scientific, Singapore, 2016) is available in arXiv:1501.06460

"New Constraints on Cosmic Polarization Rotation from the ACTPol Cosmic Microwave Background B-mode Polarization Observation and the BICEP2 Constraint Update", H.-H. Mei et al., 2015, ApJ 805, 107 and Erratum in ApJ 826, 100

"Photons, the essential tool of astronomers", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2015, to appear in the Proceedings of the multidisciplinary Conference on "FIAT LUX - Let there be Light", held in Rome, Italy on 3-5 June 2015, E. Fazio & R. Pascual, eds., Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.

"Cosmic Polarization Rotation in view of the recent CMB experiments", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2016, in "XI Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources Workshop - MULTIF15", F. Giovannelli, ed., Proceedings of Science, SISSA, Trieste, Italy

"Cosmic polarization rotation: a general relativity test using astrophysical measurements", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2015, to appear in the Proceedings of the Fourteenth Marcel Grossman Meeting on General Relativity, held in Rome, Italy, on 12-18 July 2015, M. Bianchi, R.T. Jantzen and R. Ruffini, eds., World Scientific, Singapore.

"Gaining confidence on general relativity with cosmic polarization rotation", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2016, to appear in the Proceedings of the 2nd LeCosPA Symposium on "Everything about gravity", held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 14-18 December 2015, World Scientific, Singapore, also arXiv:1603.03766.

"Observational and Experimental Gravity", A. Di Virgilio et al., 2016, to appear in the Proceedings of the 2nd LeCosPA Symposium on "Everything about gravity", held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 14-18 December 2015, World Scientific, Singapore.

"New Constraints On Cosmic Polarization Rotation Including SPTpol B-mode Polarization Observations", W.-P. Pan et al., 2016, to appear in the Proceedings of the 2nd LeCosPA Symposium on "Everything about gravity", held in Taipei, Taiwan, on 14-18 December 2015, World Scientific, Singapore, also arXiv:1603.08193.

"Recent results and perspectives on cosmology and fundamental physics from microwave surveys", C. Burigana et al., 2016, Intern. J. of Mod. Phys. D 25, 1630016.

"The Conventions for the Polarization Angle", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2016, Accepted for publication in Experimental Astronomy.

"CMB-S4 Science Book - First Edition", K.N. Abazajian et al., 2016, arXiv:1610.02743v1.

"Luci lontanissime a favore di Einstein", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2016, Le Stelle 160, 54

"Foreword with a table of contents for Special IJMPD Issue on Spacetime Structure and Electrodynamics", W.-T. Ni et al., 2016, Intern. J. of Mod. Phys. D 25, 1602001.

 

7. Technology

"A User-oriented Comparison of the Techniques for 3D Spectroscopy", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2007, in "Science Perspectives for 3D Spectroscopy", M. Kissler-Patig, J.R. Walsh, M.M. Roth, eds., ESO Astrophysics Symposia, p. 45, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg

 

8. Teaching

"Lecture on Radio Galaxies" (in Italian) held on 10 January 2012 for the Course on "Physics of Galaxies" of the second year of the "Corso di Laurea Specialistica in Scienze Fisiche e Astrofisiche" of the University of Florence, Italy.

 

9. Conference organization

"Galaxies, Near and Far", a Conference in Honour of Bob Fosbury, held at Villa Aureli, Perugia (Italy) on 23-25 May 2011.

"Cosmic Polarization Rotation: from Galilean Principles to Cosmology", a Workshop at the Villa Il Gioiello, Arcetri, Firenze (Italy), 7-8 September 2015.

 

10. Travel

"Viaggio in moto da Perugia a Pechino lungo la Via della Seta", S. di Serego Alighieri, 2013, in "L'Umbria guarda la Cina", E. Bianchi e D. Parbuono, curatori, Morlacchi Editore, Perugia, p. 142.

 


Other interests

For my other interests, please see here.


Last updated on 30 Nov. 2016