School of Physics
My research activity has focused on gravitational dynamics, with a special emphasis on the statistical characterisation of matter. I have in particular analysed the instability and secular mechanisms driving the evolution of galaxies embedded in their cosmic environment. This investigation has led me to explore various topics such as the dynamics of the large-scale structure, the intergalactic and interstellar media and the secular dynamics of galaxies and black holes. I have promoted novel tools and theories to trace and understand the cosmic web in simulations and observations. This has proven extremely fruitful, both from the point of view of cosmology (using the web as a ruler), but also to understand galaxy formation (quantify statistically how the large-scale structures impact embedded galaxies).