I am a researcher at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma. I work within the Extragalactic Group
in cosmology and the high redshift Universe.
My main research interests are on the nature of the first stars, their preferential sites of
formation and their impact on the overall evolution of the Universe through reionization
and metal enrichment. I am also working on the formation and destruction of dust grains
produced in supernova explosions, the dominant dust sources at redshift greater than 6,
and on their observational signatures in high redshift quasars and local supernova remnants.
I have been recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant
for the project FIRST: The first stars and galaxies.
If you want to know more about my research interests and collaborations, visit the web site of the project
FIRST and of
DAVID: the Dark Ages Virtual Department.
INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma
Via di Frascati 33, 00040 Monteporzio Catone, Roma, Italy
Tel: +39 06 94286 448
Fax: +39 06 9447243
email: raffaella.schneider at oa-roma.inaf.it