Orario di ricevimento
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Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Padova University
Birth date 01/07/1963, married, two children (1999, 2003)
Study of Solar System minor bodies from ground based and space observations. Expert on physical and mineralogical properties of small bodies.
•Researcher-Department of Physics and Astronomy–University of Padova, Italy–1999
•PhD in Astronomy–Department of Astronomy–University of Padova, Italy -1995
•Laurea degree in Physics (110/110)–University of Padova, Italy–1991
•Tutor of several Laurea, PhD Thesis and of Post-Doc fellowships.
•Invitation from the Universite' Paris7-Denis Diderot of Paris during the academic year 1996-97 as teacher-researcher;
•1999-2005 Assistant to Astronomy and Laboratory Courses
•2005- professor of “Astrophysics of comets and asteroids”;
•2001- professor of the English course for Astronomers;
•2002 and 2009 member of the evaluation committee for the admission of the students at the Astronomy laurea degree
1992/93-Fellowship for one year at the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
1996/98-Post-Doc Fellowship in Astronomy of Padova University (most spent at the Observatoire de Paris-Meudon)
1992- Visiting astronomer at the telescopes of ESO in Chile-La Silla, of Mauna Kea in Hawaii and TNG at Canarias Islands for observational runs
1996 Attended the "Planetary Science Summer School" at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California) (JPL-NASA)
2008 Time Allocation Committee member of the European Southern Observatory
2009- Member of the Minor Planet Working Group of IAU Com.15
2009- Responsible for the stage at the Department of of Padova University with the assignement by the Rector to stipulate agreements with private or public companies.
1995- Co-I of OSIRIS (Imaging System) for Rosetta ESA mission
2007-2009 Partecipation to the Marco Polo ESA Science Study–CV/M1-M2
2011-2013 Partecipation to the Marco Polo-R ESA Science Study - Cosmic Vision M3: Co-I of the Imaging system and of the Spectrograph
2002- PI of the project SINEO (Spectroscopic Investigation of Near Earth Objects ) a long term spectroscopic survey for the mineralogical investigation of Near Earth Objects. This project is included in the ESA Space Situational Awareness project.
Author or co-author of more than 100 papers .
Referee of several papers published on international journals.
Meetings organization: LOC Chair of three international meetings and SOC of two national and one international meeting.
Responsible of funded projects:
Local PI of the project ITANET, 2005, funded by italian CNR,(Study of potential hazardous objects for the Earth) (Astronomy Dept. of Padova, Obs. of Torino, Brera, Catania, Roma, Univ. of Pisa).
Local PI of PRIN 2004, (Physical and dynamical study of Near Earth Objects) (Astronomy Dept. of Padova, Obs. of Torino, Catania, Brera, Roma, Univ. of Pisa).
PI of projects funded by the University of Padova (ex 60%) since several years.
Local PI of a national contract funded by ASI for the program ''Studies of Solar System exploration'', 2008.
Local PI of PRIN-INAF 2009 (Physical and dynamical study of Near Earth Objects) (Astronomy Dept. of Padova, Obs. of Torino, Catania, Roma, IASF-Roma, Univ. of Pisa).
Local PI of PRIN-INAF 2011 (Physical and dynamical study of Vesta asteroid and the Vestoids) (Astronomy Dept. of Padova, Obs. of Torino, Roma, IASF-Roma, Univ. of Pisa).
Insegnamenti dell'AA 2016/17
Altre attività di cui il docente è responsabile per l'AA 2016/17
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