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Present affiliation: Department of Physics – “Sapienza” University of Rome (UNIRM1) P.le A. Moro, 2 – 00185 – Rome, ITALY
Telephone: +39-06-49914690 (office) , +39-06-49914201 (lab) Fax: +39-06-4957697
e-mail1: marco.depetris at ; e-mail2:
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Degree in Physics at the Department of Physics of the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. Postgraduate degree at the Specialization School in Optics at National Institute of Optics - University of Florence.
Publications: 71 papers on referred international journals and 61 papers published on proceedings plus 4 White Papers, Citations=1503, h-index=19 (Nasa/ADS)
Papers, see the full list in
Employments at Department of Physics of the University "La Sapienza" in Rome: 1988-1990 Laboratory Assistant, 1990-2001 Faculty Research Staff and 2001-present Faculty Assistant Professor.
Assistant Professor of “Laboratorio di Strumentazione e Misura” and “Laboratorio di Meccanica”; professor of “Applied Optics” and “Astronomical Optics”.
Thesis advisor for Degree in Physics of 25 students and for Degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics of 35 students.
Thesis advisor of PhD in Astronomy for 8 students (1 co-tuthele with France and 1 co-tuthele with Spain).
For the full list of the teaching activities see
Main Research topics:
Observational Cosmology, Cosmic Microwave Background radiation and primary and secondary anisotropies; Cluster of galaxies for cosmological implications by Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect: observations, data analysis and simulations; Experimental techniques and observational strategies for cosmological and astrophysical mm and FIR observations. Instruments development for ground based, balloon borne and satellite projects. Optics for dedicated CMB observations at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths; Site testing at mm and FIR wavelengths: instrument design and data analysis.
Member of several international projects devoted to:
1) sky observation at millimeter/VIS wavelenghts: balloon-borne based (ARGO, TIR, BOOMERANG, BarSPORT, OLIMPO, LSPE), ground-based (MITO, OASI, CASPER, WCAM, QUBIC, NIKA2, KISS, COSMO) and satellite (SAGACE, MILLIMETRON, PRISM, CORE, EUCLID, LiteBird) and
2) develop hydro-simulations of the Universe (MareNostrum, MUSIC, The Three Hundred),
see all the details at .
University/Department Service:
Graduate Advisor (1996-present)
Bachelor’s and Master’s Thesis Committees Member: (2001-present)
PhD in Astronomy Admissions Committee Member (2005 and 2008)
Fellowship Committee Member (2002-present)
Member of PhD Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science Committee (2002-present)
Member of several National Funding requests (1990-present)
Member of Final Examination Committee of several courses for Laurea in Fisica e Astrofisica and Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale in Astronomia e Astrofisica (2001-present)
Scientific Guide for students excursion to Testa Grigia Observatory (AO - Italy) (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Affiliation to Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica since June 2005 and to Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare since July 2006.
Member of International Astronomical Union since September 2006.
External Reviewer for the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV).
Referee of The Astronomical Journal, Journal of Geophysics Research – Atmospheres, of Journal of Instrumentation (JINST), of Journal of Low Temperature Physics and of Antarctic Science.
Referee for the Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency (ANVUR) for the Physical Sciences Panel.
Expert evaluator of the Spanish State Agency for Research (2017-present).
Editor of “Department of Physics Scientific Report 2007-2009” - Sapienza Universita` di Roma”, 2010
SOC member of “Experimental Cosmology at Millimetre Wavelengths: 2K1BC” Workshop (Breuil-Cervinia, Valle d'Aosta, Italy, 9-13 July, 2001), of "Francesco Melchiorri Memorial Conference" (Rome, Italy, April 12-14, 2006) and of “A New Era For Sz Science” (Santander, Spain, June 27-30, 2011).