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Alessandro Rettura

Education
  • Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of Paris 11, France, tres honorable (2006)
  • M.Sc., Physics, University of Naples, Italy, summa cum laude (2002)

Research Interests
  • Evolution of Structural and Stellar Population properties of galaxies
  • Identifying and studying the most distant galaxy clusters
  • Observational Cosmology and the large scale structure of the Universe

Professional Experience
  • Staff Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech, Pasadena, CA (2013 - Present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech Astronomy, Pasadena, CA (2012 - 2013)
  • Associate Specialist at University of California, Riverside, CA (2011 - 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, Riverside, CA (2009 - 2011)
  • Visiting Scientist at JHU & Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Davis, CA (2008 - 2009)
  • Associate Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University, MD (2006 - 2008)

Selected Awards
  • European Southern Observatory, Germany - ESO-DGDF Studentship (2006)
  • Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France - EU Marie Curie "EARA-EST" Studentship (2006)
  • European Southern Observatory, Germany - ESO Studentship (2003 - 2006)
  • Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France - EU Marie Curie "POE" Studentship (2003)
  • University of Naples, Italy - EDISU 5 year Scholarship (1996 - 2001)

Selected Publications

Submitted

  1. Rettura et. al., 2014 "Candidate Clusters of Galaxies at z>1.3 identified in the Spitzer SPT Deep Field Survey " (2014, Submitted to ApJ)

Accepted

  1. Nantais, Rettura et al. 2013 "Star-forming fractions and galaxy evolution with redshift in rich X-ray-selected galaxy clusters" (2013, A&A, 556A, 112N)
  2. Galametz et al. 2013 "A large-scale galaxy structure at z = 2.02 associated with the radio galaxy MRC 0156-252" (2013, A&A, 559, 2G)
  3. Van der Burg et al. 2013 "The environmental dependence of the stellar mass function at z = 1. Comparing cluster and field between the GCLASS and UltraVISTA surveys" (2013, A&A, 557, 15V)
  4. Lidman et al. 2013 "The importance of major mergers in the build up of stellar mass in brightest cluster galaxies at z = 1" (2013, MNRAS, 1509L)
  5. Wylezalek et al. 2013 "Galaxy Clusters around Radio-loud Active Galactic Nuclei at 1.3 < z < 3.2 as Seen by Spitzer" (2013, ApJ, 769., 79)
  6. Muzzin et al. 2013 "Discovery of a Rich Cluster at z = 1.63 Using the Rest-frame 1.6 μm" "Stellar Bump Sequence Method" (2013, ApJ, 767, 39)
  7. Lidman et al. 2012 "Evidence for significant growth in the stellar mass of brightest cluster galaxies over the past 10 billion years" (2012, MNRAS, 427, 550)
  8. Seymour et al. 2012 "Rapid Coeval Black Hole and Host Galaxy Growth in MRC 1138-262: The Hungry Spider" (2012, ApJ, 755, 146)
  9. Mei et al. 2012 "Early-type galaxies at z ~ 1.3. The Lynx superclusters: morphology and color-magnitude relation" (2012, ApJ, 754, 141)
  10. Mauduit et al. 2012 "The Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS): Survey Definition and Goals" (2012, 124, 714)
  11. Galametz et al. 2012 "The Mid-Infrared Environments of High-Redshift Radio Galaxies" ( 2012, ApJ, 749,169)
  12. Muzzin et al. 2012 "The Gemini Cluster Astrophysics Spectroscopic Survey (GCLASS): The Role of Environment and Self-Regulation in Galaxy Evolution at z ~ 1". (2012, ApJ, 746,188)
  13. Raichoor et al. 2012 "Early-type galaxies at z ~ 1.3. IV. Scaling relations in different environments" (2012, ApJ, 745,130)
  14. Rettura et al. 2011 "Early-type galaxies at z ~ 1.3. III. On the dependence of Formation Epochs and Star Formation Histories on Stellar Mass and Environment" ( 2011, ApJ, 732, 94R)
  15. Raichoor et al. 2011a "Early-type galaxies at z ~ 1.3. II. Masses and Ages in different environment and their dependence on stellar population models assumption" (2011, ApJ, 732,12R)
  16. Demarco et al. 2010 "Star Formation Histories in a Cluster Environment at z ~ 0.84" (2010, ApJ, 725, 1252D)
  17. De Breuck et al. 2010 "The Spitzer High-redshift Radio Galaxy Survey'" (2010, ApJ,725,36D)
  18. Strazzullo et al. 2010 "Cluster galaxies in XMMUJ2235 - 2557: galaxy population properties in most massive environments at z ~ 1.4" (2010, A&A,524A,17S)
  19. Galametz et al. 2010 "Galaxy protocluster candidates at 1.6 < z < 2" (2010, A&A,522A,58G)
  20. Balestra et al. 2010 "The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey. VLT/VIMOS spectroscopy in the GOODS-south field: Part II" (2010, A&A,512A,12B)
  21. Rettura et al. 2010 "Formation Epochs, Star Formation Histories, and Sizes of Massive Early-Type Galaxies in Cluster and Field Environments at z = 1.2: Insights from the Rest-Frame Ultraviolet" (2010, ApJ,709,512R)
  22. Galametz et al. 2009 "Large scale structures around radio galaxies at ~ 1.5" (2009, A&A,507,131G)
  23. Overzier et al. 2009 "Stellar Masses of Lyman Break Galaxies, Ly? Emitters, and Radio Galaxies in Overdense Regions at z = 4-6" ( 2009, ApJ,704,548O)
  24. Santos et al. 2009 "Multiwavelength observations of a rich galaxy cluster at z = 1. The HST/ACS colour-magnitude diagram" (2009, A&A, 501,49S)
  25. van der Wel et al. 2008 "Recent Structural Evolution of Early-Type Galaxies: Size Growth from z=1 to z=0" (2008, ApJ, 688,48V)
  26. Gobat et al. 2008 "Star Formation Histories of Early-Type Galaxies at z = 1.2 in Cluster and Field Environments" (2008, A&A, 488,853G)
  27. Menci et al. 2008 "The Red Sequence of High-Redshift Clusters: A Comparison with Cosmological Galaxy Formation Models" (2008, ApJ, 685, 863M)
  28. Eminiam et al. 2008, "Physical interpretation of the near-infrared colours of low redshift galaxies" (2008, MNRAS, 384, 930E)
  29. Vanzella et al. 2008 "The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey - VLT/FORS2 Spectroscopy in the GOODS-South Field. Part III" (2008, A&A, 478, 83V)
  30. Seymour et al. 2007, "The Massive Hosts of Radio Galaxies Across Cosmic Time" (2007, ApJS, 171, 353S)
  31. Demarco et al. 2007, "VLT and ACS observations of RDCSJ1252.9 − 2927: dynamical structure and galaxy populations in a massive cluster at z = 1.237" (2007, ApJ, 663, 164D)
  32. Rettura et al. 2006 "Comparing Dynamic and Photometric Stellar Masses of early-type galaxies at z ~ 1 " (2006, A&A, 458, 717R)
  33. Vanzella et al. 2006 "The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey - VLT/FORS2 Spectroscopy in the GOODS-South Field. Part II" (2006, A&A, 454, 423V )

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