Sandro Tacchella
Assistant Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics

I am Assistant Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics at the Department of Physics (Cavendish Laboratory) and at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the St Edmund's College. Before joining the University of Cambridge, I was Assistant Professor at UNIST in Korea and CfA Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the USA. I recived my Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

My long-range scientific goal is to understand the physics of the formation and evolution of galaxies and black holes across cosmic time. Specifically, I am studying the physical mechanisms that govern the formation of the first galaxies in the early universe, the buildup of the bulge and disk components in galaxies, and the cessation of star formation in massive galaxies. I’m using and develop both observational and theoretical tools to shed new light on the co-evolution of dark matter, galaxies and black holes.

I am co-leading with Prof. Roberto Maiolino the Galaxy Formation and Evolution Group at Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge.


Sandro Tacchella
Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
Office K29
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0HA
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) (0)1223 337210