You find here my complete list of scientific publications in astrophysics, which includes refereed papers and contributions to international conferences. In 2006, I published in the New Journal of Physics a review article on “GRBs as probes of the chemical evolution of the universe”.

Two of my papers as a lead author (2 and 4 in the list below) are, in number of citations, within the top 1% of all peer-reviewed publications (for the year 2005 and 2009, more than 24,000 and 26,000 articles, respectively). According to the Science Citation Index definition, they are high impact papers.

In 2015, I published a review article in the special issue of the Journal of High Energy Astrophysics (JHEAP), dedicated to the key science made possible by the satellite Swift, 10 years after its launch.

Here some of my most appreciated papers:

  1. Supersolar metal abundances in two galaxies at z ~ 3.57 revealed by the GRB 090323 afterglow spectrum, Savaglio et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2012
  2. The Galaxy Population Hosting Gamma-Ray Bursts, Savaglio, Glazebrook, Le Borgne, The Astrophysical Journal, 2009
  3. GRBs as cosmological probes: cosmic chemical evolution, Savaglio, New Journal of Physics, 2006
  4. The Gemini Deep Deep Survey. VII. The Redshift Evolution of the Mass-Metallicity Relation, Savaglio et al., The Astrophysical Journal, 2005
  5. Dust Depletion and Extinction in a Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Savaglio & Fall, The Astrophysical Journal, 2004
  6. Heavy-Element Abundances and Dust Depletions in the Host Galaxies of Three Gamma-Ray Bursts, Savaglio, Fall & Fiore, The Astrophysical Journal, 2003
  7. The Lyα Forest of the Quasar in the Hubble Deep Field South, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 1999

Publications in Nature

Other Scientific Publications

  • Scaling and forecasting in athletic world records Carbone V., Savaglio S., 2001, Journal of Sports Science, 19, 477
  • Scaling in Atletics World Records, Savaglio S., Carbone V., 2000, Nature, 404, 244
  • Scaling laws and possible predictions of the athletic world records Carbone V., Savaglio S., 2000, SdS – Rivista della Scuola dello Sport – CONI, Vol. 47–48, 91


41PpThgX1jL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgMy first book of popular science is available in the Italian book stores. From the title: “Tutto l’universo per chi ha poco spazio-tempo” (publisher: Mondadori), it is a description of all major scientific results on the universe where we live, including the recent ones. You can fin it on Amazon, for you if you can read Italian.



This book is entitled Senza attendere (Without waiting), written in collaboration with Mario Caligiuri and published by Rubbettino (2006). It’s about the brain drain problem in Italy, why the world of science has no appeal and many, who have a wish to become a scientist, leave the country. Quite simple: no meritocracy, too much bureaucracy, little space for young scientists and women, political control and corruption, lack of funding. A review of the book is available on the web for you (in Italian).

Articles in newspapers, popular magazines and more (in Italian)

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