Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Federico Urban

PhD:  University of Ferrara, 2008
2017-  Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences,
Senior Researcher
2015-17 KBFI/NICPB, Tallinn; Postdoc
2012-15 ULB, University of Brussels; Postdoc
2012 Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo;
Visiting Researcher
2008-12  University of British Columbia; Postdoc
Email: heonas@smh.pm
Phone: +420 26605 2669
Address:   Office 231
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic

My research deals with the mysteries of the making of the Universe. The majority of matter in the Universe is some unknown form of Dark Matter; the majority of the energy density in the Universe is some unknown form of Dark Energy; and the little part which is visible and known (baryonic) matter is inexplicably there when theory predicts there should be nearly none. On top of that, the origin of the seeds of the large structures we observe in the sky is not fully understood. Bonus mystery: we are continuously bombarded by particles (cosmic rays) which carry the highest energy ever known, but we have little clue as to what they are and where they come from.

Selected Publications

  • Eugeny Babichev, Luca Marzola, Martti Raidal, Angnis Schmidt-May, Federico Urban, Hardi Veermäe,
    Mikael von Strauss, Heavy spin-2 Dark Matter, JCAP (2016) [arXiv:1607.03497 [hep-th]]
  • Maxim S. Pshirkov, Peter G. Tinyakov, Federico R. Urban, New limits on extragalactic magnetic fields from
    rotation measures,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. (2016) [arXiv:1504.06546 [astro-ph.CO]]
  • The Pierre Auger, Telescope Array Collaborations incl. F. R. Urban, Searches for Large-Scale Anisotropy in the Arrival Directions of Cosmic Rays Detected above Energy of 10^19 eV at the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array, ApJ (2014) [arXiv:1409.3128 [astro-ph.HE]]
  • Mikjel Thorsrud, David F. Mota, Federico R. Urban, Local Observables in a Landscape of Infrared Gauge Modes, Phys. Lett. B (2013) [arXiv:1311.3302 [astro-ph.CO]]

For a complete list of publications see INSPIRE-HEP.