Position: Postdoc

Contact info

  • Room: C-503
  • Phone: +39 051 6399383
  • Email: m.brienza@ira.inaf.it

Personal info


My research focuses on the study of radio galaxies and their evolution, with particular attention to the life cycle of jets and their interaction with the surrounding environment. I am interested in understanding the impact of AGN jets on the overall galaxy evolution process, as well as the role of the AGN remnant plasma on the non-thermal history of galaxy groups and clusters. For my research I use radio telescopes such as LOFAR, JVLA, uGMRT, Effelsberg and SRT. My main expertise is at MHz-frequencies thanks to my involvement in the LOFAR “Survey” Key Science Project since 2014.

Contributions to this website

  1. RGCW meeting [03/03/2021]
  2. SKA data challenges workshop [14/10/2019]
  3. The first Italian LOFAR School 2019 [27/05/2019]
  4. Eating VLBI workshop 2019 [14/04/2019]
  5. The second national workshop of SKA Science and Technology [14/10/2018]

Latest papers on ADS
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  1. A snapshot of the oldest active galactic nuclei feedback phases, Nature Astronomy, 2021
  2. Multi-frequency characterisation of remnant radio galaxies in the Lockman Hole field, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021
  3. Hard X-ray selected giant radio galaxies - III. The LOFAR view, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021
  4. The LOFAR Two-meter Sky Survey: Deep Fields Data Release 1. III. Host-galaxy identifications and value added catalogues, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021
  5. The best of both worlds: Combining LOFAR and Apertif to derive resolved radio spectral index images, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021
  6. Erratum: Spectropolarimetric observations of the CIZA J2242.8+5301 northern radio relic: no evidence of high-frequency steepening, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021
  7. MIGHTEE: are giant radio galaxies more common than we thought?, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2021
  8. Understanding the radio relic emission in the galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745: Spectral analysis, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021
  9. Physical insights from the spectrum of the radio halo in MACS J0717.5+3745, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021
  10. The Coma Cluster at LOw Frequency ARray Frequencies. I. Insights into Particle Acceleration Mechanisms in the Radio Bridge, The Astrophysical Journal, 2021
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