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Domenico Romano
University of New South Wales
LOCATION: Sydney/Rome
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Domenico comes from Rome and he just submitted his PhD thesis in Astrophysics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. His work relies on the Mopra CO survey (, a new 3D map of the interstellar gas distribution in the Milky Way, which aim is to disclose the history and evolution of our Galaxy. His contribution to the MopraCO survey consists in radio-telescope observations (, data analysis and data mining, combining together information coming from different wavelengths. This allowed him to discover, and characterise, a new interstellar molecular cloud at 3.3 kpc from the Sun. During his MSc thesis he had the chance to spent one year in Antarctica (Dome C base), performing cosmological research on cosmic inflation, by measuring the B-modes polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. In the same experience he also worked on Glaciology experiments finalized to analyze the past climate history of our planet,.

He combines his passions for graphics, information aesthetics and coding, with his studies, creating virtual and augmented reality visualizations of astronomical data.

He started to photograph when he was very young, using an old (and heavy) Olympus. He is still very passionate about photography, it is a necessity to express, and in the last years he authored visual installations and photographic exhibitions, fusing together sounds, architectural volumes and generative art.