Welcome !

First Results from the KiDS Survey (montage)

Left, a group of galaxies mapped by KiDS. Right, the same area of sky, but with the invisible dark matter rendered in pink. (credit: ESO, based on Viola et al. 2015)

I’m a post-doctoral fellow at the Leiden Observatory.

My research focuses on better understanding the nature of dark matter and dark energy and how galaxies form. I use weak gravitational lensing measurements from large galaxy surveys as the main technique to investigate the dark Universe. My work is both theoretical and observational.

For my research I mainly use data from these surveys:

© Massimo Viola 2015