Fermilab Summer Interns and Teachers 2017

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Giovanni Volta
Year: 2017
Program: Italians
College: Univ. of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Home: Padova, Italy
Mentor: James Annis
Who I am: My name is Giovanni Volta. I came from Ferrara, a beautiful city in Emilia-Romagna (Italy). I have 22 years old and I am attending the first year of Master degree in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara. I consider my self a positive person who like stay in a group for talking, learning and for have fun. I had found in physics all these things and this is one of the reason for which I choosen to study physics. On the other hand, I like learnig everytime new things and put myself in new challenges.
Research: The aim of this project is to study Galaxy Clusters using cosmic microwaves of background as probe and make data analysis with software CosmoSIS. I want to test the dependability of our analysis software with new adding of scatter relation on Log-Normal distribution of richness, using theoretical data generated from the physical model. The main quantity is the y-Compton parameter of Sunyaev-Zel’Dovich effect, which is given by two contribution: one halo term and two halo term. I took care, most of all, on one halo term in order to see it possible to use only this contribution for the next works since that the two halo term increase a lot the analysis time. Moreover, with the galaxy cluster catalog of from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and Sunyaev-Zel’Dovich maps of Planck Large Telescope, I tried to put some constraint on the amplitude of galaxy pressure profile, namely Ap, and on the parameter that governs the behavior of scatter relation, namely 0. From this parameter estimation, I recovered interested results.

You can also read my research paper.