Hamburger Sternwarte welcomes back Dr. F. de Gasperin who took office on March 1st, 2018 as Junior Professor for Radio Astronomy at the Universität Hamburg. Francesco will build up a low-frequency radio astronomy group and is going to work with the International LOFAR telescope. Hamburger Sternwarte is contributing to the European LOFAR telescope with a station in Norderstedt. He graduated in 2012 from the LMU München, then came to Hamburg for two years of postdoctoral work in the extragalactic research group of Marcus Brüggen and then, in 2015, went to the University of Leiden (NL) as a Veni Fellow. Francesco has extensive experience with research involving LOFAR. He has developed calibration and imaging techniques, as well as novel technologies to analyse sky surveys at low frequencies. His astrophysical interests cover  Active Galactic Nuclei, galaxy evolution, and cosmology.

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