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Contact Information:

Prof. Massimiliano Galeazzi
P.O. Box 248043
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Tel: (305) 284-2326 x2
Fax: (305) 284-4222

Research Areas

The group is involved in two major,related, research areas: X-ray Astrophysics and the development of the future generation radiation detectors called cryogenic microcalorimeters.

X-ray Astrophysics

The group is involved in the analysis of data from current X-ray satellites, including Suzaku and XMM-Newton for the study of the Diffuse X-ray Background.
The group has also developed X-ray simulations to study the properties of the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium (WHIM) to help design future NASA and ESA missions.


Cryogenic Microcalorimeters offer the best performance of any radiation detector in terms energy resolution and quantum efficiency. They are currently used in a variety of experiments, ranging from Astrophysics, Particle Physics, to Material composition and analysis. Our group is focused on the study and development of microcalorimeters for applications in X-ray astrophysics, the study of the neutrino mass, and future dark matter experiments.
The group is also involved in several current and future projects using cryogenic microcalorimeters on sounding rockets (XQC, Micro-X) and Satellites (Astro-H).

University of Miami
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics