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     Date Submitted:05-03-2013
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     Current job:Post-doctoral researcher
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsPhysics, astrophysics, observations, data analysis, modelling, programming, team player, project management, scientific writing, teaching
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    Personal information

    Date and place of birth

    6th June 1980; Busto Arsizio (Italy)

    Citizenship

    Italian

     

    Employment

    2010 - 2013

    Post-doctoral researcher at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute,

     

    University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

    2006 - 2010

    PhD student at the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek,

     

    University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

     

    Skills and experience

    ·   Excellent analytical and quantitative skills: analysis of large data sets obtained from telescopes for X-ray astronomy (timing analysis, spectral analysis, imaging).

    ·   Modelling: development and empirical test of physical models.

    ·   Programming skills: programming of routines and scripts for customizing and automizing the analysis of large data sets.

    ·    Project management and team leader skills: development of projects aimed at observing selected black holes and neutron stars involving the coordination of a large team of scientists.

    ·   Communicative skills: teaching assistance for university courses and outreach activities aimed at the general public. 

     

    Education

    2010

    PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam

     

    Advisors: prof. Rob Fender, prof. Michiel van der Klis

    Title thesis: “Accretion/ejection coupling in X-ray binaries”

    2005

    M.Sc.in Physics (grade 105/110) at the University of Milan

    (Università degli Studi di Milano)

    2004 - 2005

    Master thesisat INAF-OAB

    (INAF-Brera Astronomical Observatory), Merate, Italy

    Advisors: dr. Tomaso Belloni, prof. Marco Bersanelli

    Title: “Study of the time variability of the microquasar GRS 1915+105

    1994 - 1999

    Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Tosi”, Busto Arsizio (Italy)

    (Scientific High School)

     

    Software and programming

    Operating systems

    excellent knowledge of all the major operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple (MacOS, iOS)

    Programming

    IDL, Supermongo: proficient use

    Matlab, Fortran, C, HTML, csh-shell: basic knowledge

    Software

    Expertise in Microsoft Office

    Expertise in Ftools, Xspec, Xselect, Ciao, Sherpa and other software for X-ray data reduction and analysis

    Basic knowledge of GRASP8W and AIPS (radio data reduction)

    Data management

    Xgobi: proficient use (data visualization system for high-dimensional data)

     

    Teaching experience

    ·    Master student supervisor; University of Groningen, 2012

    Teaching assistant for the following courses:

    ·    “High-energy astrophysics”

    M. Sc. course, University of Groningen, 2011

    ·    “Sterrenkunde Practicum III” (Astronomy laboratory)

    3rdyear B. Sc. course, University of Amsterdam, 2009

    ·    “Stellar atmosphere and radiative transfer”

    M. Sc. course, University of Amsterdam, 2008

    ·    “Astrofysica” (Introductory to Astrophysics)

    2ndyear B. Sc. course, University of Amsterdam, 2006, 2007

     

     

    Organizing experience

    Referee

    for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

    and Advances in Space Research

    Member

    of Scientific and Local Organizing Committee of the Workshop

    “A decade of accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars”, Amsterdam, April 2008

    Co-editor

    of the proceedings of the workshop “A decade of accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars”, Amsterdam, April 2008

    American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, 1068 (2008)

    Organizer

    of the group meeting at the Kapteyn Institute, 2011- 2013

    Outreach

    for the “Open Day” at the University of Amsterdam, 2006-2008

    Public Lectures for POE (Public Outreach & Education Office) at the Brera Astronomical Observatory, March-December 2005, Merate, Italy

     

    Languages

    English

    full professional proficiency

    Dutch

    professional knowledge

    Italian

    mother tongue

    French

    basic knowledge

     

     

    Peer-reviewed publications

                                                     - as 1st author -

    ·    Soleri, P., Muñoz-Darias, T., Motta, S., Belloni, T., Méndez, M., Casella, P., Altamirano, D., Linares, M., Wijnands, R., Fender, R., van der Klis, M.

    “A complex state transition from the black hole candidate Swift J1753.5-0127"

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 429, 1244 (2013)

    ·    Soleri, P. & Fender, R. P.

    “On the nature of the `radio-quiet' black hole binaries"

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 413, 2269 (2011)

    ·    Soleri, P., Fender, R. P., Tudose, V., Maitra, D., Bell, M., Linares, M., Altamirano, D., Wijnands, R., Belloni, T., Casella, P., Miller-Jones, J. C. A., Muxlow, T., Klein-Wolt, M., Garrett, M., van der Klis, M.

    “Investigating the disc-jet coupling in accreting compact objects using the black hole candidate Swift J1753.5-0127"

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 406, 1471 (2010)

    ·    Soleri, P., Tudose, V., Fender, R. P., van der Klis, M., Jonker, P.G.

    “Linking jet emission and X-ray properties in the peculiar neutron star X-ray binary Circinus X-1"

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 399, 453 (2009)

    ·    Soleri, P., Heinz, S., Fender, R. P., Wijnands, R., Tudose, V., Altamirano, D., Jonker, P.G., van der Klis, M., Kuiper, L., Kaiser, C., Casella, P.

    “A parsec scale X-ray extended structure from the X-ray binary Circinus X-1"

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society - Letters, 397, L1 (2009)

    ·    Soleri, P., Belloni, T., Casella, P.

    “A transient low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillation from the black hole binary GRS 1915+105"

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 383, 1089 (2008)

    Nine further publications as co-author.

     

    Observing proposals

    Principal investigator of several approved peer-reviewed proposals for observations with international telescopes: Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, Chandra X-ray Observatory, XMM-Newton, Swift.

     

    Interests and hobbies

    Cooking, literature, travelling, team rowing, swimming


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