Dr. Max Bonamente

Professor, Physics Department

Biography

I am a native of Italy and moved to the US for graduate school in 1997. After a brief stint back in the native country I moved back permanently to the US and I was naturalized in 2012. When I don't write papers, teach or take children to school I enjoy playing the classical guitar and run triathlons.


Education

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2000
  • M.S., Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1999
  • Laurea degree (110/110 con lode) in EE from University of Perugia, Italy, 1996

Experience

  • Professor (since 2014)
  • Associate professor at UAH (2010-2014)
  • Assistant professor at UAH (2007-2010)
  • Postdoc at NASA/MSFC (2001-2006)
  • Postdoc at Observatory of Catania, Italy (2000-2001)

Classes Taught


Selected Publications

  • Bonamente, M., Landry, D., Maughan, B., Giles, P., Joy, M., Nevalainen, J.\ 2013.\ Chandra X-ray observations of Abell 1835 to the virial radius.\ Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 428, 2812-2823.
  • Bonamente, M., and 21 colleagues 2012.\ Comparison of pressure profiles of massive relaxed galaxy clusters using the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich and x-ray data.\ New Journal of Physics 14, 025010.
  • Bonamente, M., Joy, M., LaRoque, S.~J., Carlstrom, J.~E., Nagai, D., Marrone, D.~P.\ 2008.\ Scaling Relations from Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect and Chandra X-Ray Measurements of High-Redshift Galaxy Clusters.\ The Astrophysical Journal 675, 106-114.
  • Bonamente, M., Nevalainen, J., Lieu, R.\ 2007.\ Soft and Hard X-Ray Excess Emission in Abell 3112 Observed with Chandra.\ The Astrophysical Journal 668, 796-805.
  • Bonamente, M., Joy, M.~K., LaRoque, S.~J., Carlstrom, J.~E., Reese, E.~D., Dawson, K.~S.\ 2006.\ Determination of the Cosmic Distance Scale from Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect and Chandra X-Ray Measurements of High-Redshift Galaxy Clusters.\ The Astrophysical Journal 647, 25-54.

Sponsored Research

  • PI, Archival Chandra project on WHIM absorption lines (2016) $50k
  • PI, NASA/MSFC cooperative agreement, (ongoing, since 2004), > $1M
  • Co-PI, U.S. Participation in the Extreme Universe Space Observatory (2013), $138k