Birth Place: Palermo
Italian: Mother Tongue
English: Advanced (understanding, reading and writing)
Key Skills and Achievements
Softwares: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Paint Shop Pro, Power Point, Photoshop), Latex, Virtual Observatory Tools (Aladin, Topcat – 1 year),
Computer Languages: FORTRAN (4 years), C (1 year)
Operating Systems: WINDOWS 98, WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS 7, Linux/Unix
Programming Environment: IDL (4 years), IRAF (1 year).
Scientific Softwares for astronomical data reduction (1 and half year): CIAO (Chandra Satellite), SAS (XMM Satellite)
Scientific Softwares for analysis of X-ray data (1 and half year): SAOImage DS9, XSPEC.
Scientific Software for analysis of stellar spectra (1 year): DAOSPEC.
Basic knowledge of
Computer Languages: C++, C#, Python.
Writing and Communication Skills
Ph.D. Thesis in astrophysical field of research - Synthesize the flux variation produced by stellar magnetic activity in specified wavebands. In particular, I am investigating on the stellar flux dips induced by presence of starspots on stellar photospheres, in optical and infrared wavebands, in order to separate starspots contributions from those due to the transit of an extra-solar planet within a stellar light curve.
Degree Thesis in astrophysical field of research - Using the data of a Chandra observation of a star forming region, Trumpler 16, I morphologically and spectroscopically characterized the X-ray diffuse emission around two massive stars within the region: ηCarinae and WR 25 (about 100 and 20 Msun, respectively) in order to understand the primary processes producing this emission.
Publication of one scientific paper and several presentations of the results at 4 international conferences.
Ph.D. in Physics, Università degli studi di Catania, 2013
Master degree in Physics (specialization Astrophysics), grade 105/110, Università degli studi di Palermo, 2008
Maturità Scientifica, grade 56/60, Liceo Scientifico S. Cannizzaro, 1997
Training Courses and Congresses
The Chemical Cosmos, Annual Conference, 2012
ASI-INAF Congress: Data Analysis for High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology of Formed Structures, 2011
School of Astrophysics “F. Lucchin” - The transition from low-mass stars to planets and Galaxy bulges (1 week), 2011
The 55th National Congress of the Italian Astronomical Society, 2011
PLATO Italian National Meeting, 2011
276 IAU Symposium – “The Astrophysics of Planetary Systems: Formation, Structure, and Dynamical Evolution”, 2010
Workshop on Italian involvement in the THESIS project, 2010
PRIN-INAF Meeting - “Environmental effect on the formation and evolution of extra-solar planetary systems”, 2010
HERSCHEL Day (1 day), 2010
VO-Day in Tour (2 days), 2010
01/2010 – 03/2013 Ph.D. Student at the Università degli Studi di Catania
The main duty was the synthesis of the flux variation produced by stellar magnetic activity in specified wavebands. The analysis was published. In this context I had to
Create an automatic IDL procedure which produced the results giving input parameter of interest.
Collaborate with the Astronomical Observatory of Palermo to learn their technique and use their computer resources.
Investigate how the presence of starspots may influence the stellar spectroscopy.
05/2007 – 12/2008 Undergraduate Student at the Università degli Studi di Palermo
The main duty was to use the data of a Chandra observation of a star forming region, Trumpler 16. In this context I had to
Characterize morphologically the X-ray diffuse emission around two massive stars within the region: ηCarinae and WR 25 (about 100 and 20 Msun, respectively) observed with the Chandra Satellite.
Characterize spectroscopically the X-ray diffuse emission around these two massive stars in order to understand the primary processes producing this emission.
Analyse XMM observations of the source WR 25 to compare our results to those obtained with that facility.
Other research experience
Tutoring - Support to students for the use of specified softwares for the reduction and analysis of X-ray data during the school exercises.
Scientific Guide – Accompanying students to the halls of the demonstration.
Co-Investigator of the LBT Proposal “LBC view of the atmosphere of the transiting Super-Earth GJ 1214b”.
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