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     Date Submitted:02-07-2014
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     Current job:Research Fellow
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     KeywordsHigh Energy Astrophysics; X-ray satellites; Observational astronomy. X-ray data (spectral,timing); optical photometry. Astronomical softwares/packages, computing environment IDL, VOtools, FORTRAN (basic level). Programming in Linux; Windows, MAC.
    CV
    Summary of the research activity
    Keywords: High Energy Astrophysics - Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) - AGN Feedback - Black hole-host galaxy interplay - X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing Analysis - X-ray satellites - Relativistic emission - Accretion Disk Winds -
    Multiwavelength Spectral Energy Distribution
     
    * I have a Master Degree in Physics from the University of Milano (Italy; February 2001).
    * I obtained my PhD in Astrophysics from the S.I.S.S.A. (Trieste, Italy) in October 2006. 
    * In November 2006, I started a 2-years research fellowship in ESA, ESAC center (Madrid, Spain).
    * Immediately after, I was awarded a 3-years post-doc position (“Juan de la Cierva” Spanish fellowship) in IFCA - Universidad  de Cantabria/CSIC (Santander, Spain; December 2008). 
    * In February 2013, I started a 2-years Marie-Curie fellowship (AstroFIt project) at the Brera Observatory (OABrera; Milano, Italy).
    * At present, I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (“Assegnista di Ricerca”) at the OABrera.
     
    My research is related with several topics on Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). AGN are among the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, and the energy produced by the growth of the black hole can far exceed the binding energy of the entire host galaxy, with profound effect on its evolution. AGN give also observational access to the otherwise elusive supermassive black holes, allowing us to probe among the most extreme physical environments in the Universe. 
    During my career I tackled different AGN-related issues: 
    * the physics at the basis of their emission, through the study of different accretion states; 
    * issues connected with the jet production and composition; 
    * the problem of obscuration due to gas and dust near the central engine; 
    * the AGN interplay with the environment, with particular attention to the circumnuclear star-formation, and the consequence in terms of structure formation and galaxy evolution. 
     
    My work includes both statistical studies of suitably selected samples, and detailed analyses of the properties of individual objects. 
    * My expertise is mainly related with the high-energy emission of AGN, from extremely X-ray faint objects to the nearby and X-ray brightest sources:
        * I developed considerable expertise in the treatment of many subtleties in X-ray spectra (from the satellites XMM-Newton, Suzaku, Chandra, Swift, BeppoSAX, NuSTAR);
        * I have been Principal Investigator of several accepted proposals for new X-ray observations.
    * I accumulated plenty of experience in combining and analysing data from different bandpasses. 
    * I published 31 papers with referee (nine as leading author) and 3 refereed proceedings; my work has been presented in 24 international conferences. Three more papers are submitted or in preparation (one as first author); h-index = 12. 
    * I act as referee for international astronomical scientific journals (ApJ, MNRAS, A&A). 
    * I served as a panelist for the XMM-Newton Peer Review (2010, 2011).
    * I am scientific supporter for the planning of the European X-ray missions Athena and XIPE.
    * I have been involved in several research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry, the Italian Ministry, the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
    * I always contributed to the duties of teaching (mainly in relation to Master students and PhD students), participating also to the activities of outreach.
     
    Throughout these years I have been working within different international partnerships, and I have demonstrated to be able to carry out independent research, while collaborating at the same time with the groups which I became part of. 
     
    Professional Experience/Scientific Education
    * 2015 February – now: Research fellowship at the Brera Observatory – Milan (Italy): Study of AGN variability in the X-ray band.
    * 2013 February – 2015 January: Marie Curie fellowship at the Brera Observatory – Milan (Italy)
    * 2010 March: Visiting scientist at Goddard (NASA) - Washington DC (US)
    * 2008 December - 2012 March: “Juan de la Cierva” national Spanish fellowship at IFCA (Universidad  de Cantabria/CSIC) - Santander (Spain)
    * 2006 November - 2008 November: Postdoctoral research fellow at the European Space Agency (ESA), ESAC centre - Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid (Spain)
    * 2006 October: Research diploma “Doctor Philosophiae in astrophysics” at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste (Italy). The PhD title was declared equivalent to the official Spanish academic qualification of “Doctor” by the Cantabria University (Spain) on 2010, January 22.
    Thesis: Low-intermediate luminosity AGNs: from their X-ray emission to their SMBHs
    Subject of the PhD thesis work: study of the different accretion regimes observed in AGNs and of the relationship between accretion on supermassive black holes and host galaxies evolution, paying particular attention to sources making the X-ray background.
    * 2002 November - 2006 October: PhD student with fellowship at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste (Italy).
    Exams taken during the PhD: perturbations in the primordial Universe; clusters and superclusters; high energy astrophysics; introduction to general relativity; applications to general relativity; numerical methods for physicists; source counts and astrophysical backgrounds; the very early universe.
    * 2002 July - 2002 October: pre–doctoral position at the Brera Observatory - Milan (Italy): Observational and interpretative study of the X-ray emission from AGN.
    * 2001 June - 2002 June: Grants at the Brera Observatory - Milan (Italy) for a research on “heavily absorbed AGN”.
    * 2001 February: Degree in Physics, with mark 110/110, University of Milan (Italy). The title was declared equivalent to the official Spanish academic qualification of “Licenciatura en Física” by the Spanish Department for Education on 2011, September 14.
    Thesis: The blazar 3C 279: spectral energy distribution, variability and implication for emissivity models
     
    Other activities
    * Member of the Local Organization Committee of the SAIt Congress #58, May 2014, Milano, Italy.
    * Member of the XMM-Newton AO-10 and AO-11 proposal review panels (2010, 2011).
    * Supporter of the X-ray Imaging Polarimetry Explorer mission, in the “AGNs” sub-working group.
    * Athena Science Associate, member of the “Obscured growth of Supermassive Black H Member of the Athena+ (now Athena) Science team, in the “Understanding the build-up of supermassive black holes and galaxies at the heyday of the Universe” working group.
    * Member of the NHXM Science team.
    * Peer reviewer for international astrophysical journals (ApJ, MNRAS, A&A).
     
    Languages
    English                         good (written) fluent (spoken)
    Spanish                         good (written) fluent (spoken) 
    French                           intermediate level (spoken and written)
    Italian (mother tongue) perfect level (spoken and written)
     
    Teaching experience
    * Teaching (1 credit) for the Master course ”Observational techniques for Astrophysics - X-ray astronomy” at IFCA (Spain) - academic year 2010–2011.
    * Co-tutor of a PhD student at IFCA (Spain).
    * Co-tutor of an undergraduate student at IFCA (Spain) - year 2009.
    * Assistant for the course of Calculus II at the Politecnico of Milano (Italy) - academic year 2001–2002.
     
    Public outreach
    * For the European Researchers’ night 2013, participation to the events organized in Bologna, in the framework of ORIGINS, an event organized by CERN and INAF and financed by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research under the Marie Curie People Programme.
    * Public lectures for high schools on various astrophysical topics (e.g. principle of relativity, physics in stars, solar neutrino problem, astronomy in Calvino’s works) – Public Outreach & Education Office (POE), Brera Observatory.
     
    Knowledge in Informatics and Astronomical data handling
    * Data analysis: expert in reduction, and spectral and temporal analysis of X-ray data from XMM-Newton (EPIC cameras, OM telescope & RGS spectrometers), NuSTAR, Suzaku (XIS cameras and HXD instrument), Swift (XRT instrument), Chandra (ACIS instrument), and BeppoSAX (LECS, MECS and PDS instruments); experience in optical photometry (GOODS ACS–HST images).
    * Astronomical software and languages: good knowledge of the computing environment IDL, of the analysis packages XSPEC, XSELECT, XRONOS, FTOOLS, and of the VO tools (mainly TOPCAT); knowledge of the analysis packages GALFIT and MIDAS, and of the FORTRAN language (basic level).
    * Operating systems: practice to programming in Unix/Linux, knowledge of Windows and MAC.
     
    Research interests
    My research is related with several topics on actively accreting supermassive black holes (SMBHs), also known as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN):
    I. Gas/dust obscuration in AGN. 
    II. X-rays as probe of the emission mechanisms and the most internal regions. 
    III. AGN with radio emission important with respect to the total energetic balance (AGN RL). 
    IV. AGN properties and BH-host galaxy interplay through multiwavelength surveys. 
    V. Future X-ray satellites. 
     
    Proposals
    PI and Co-I of several proposals for observations, with X-ray satellites (XMM-Newton, Swift, NuSTAR, Chandra, Suzaku) and optical (ING, TNG, GTC, LBT, X-SHOOTER), radio (EVN) and gamma-ray (MAGIC) facilities.
    Accepted or under evaluation: 6 as PI and 19 as co-I.
     
    Awards
    * Research fellowship “Study of the AGN variability in the X-ray band” (2014, 1 year).
    * Marie Curie fellowship (2012, 2 years).
    * “Juan de la Cierva” national Spanish fellowship (2008, 3 years).
    * ESA internal research fellowship (2006, 2 years).
    * ASI grant “Multifrequency studies of large blazar samples and support for the AGILE and GLAST missions” (2006, declined).
    * SISSA grant for PhD studies (2002, 4 years).
    * Predoctoral grant “Observational and interpretative study of the X-ray emission from AGN” (2002, 1 year – interrupted after 4 months).
     
    Participation to application for research support
    * cofin ASI-INAF 2015 - 1 year, 40000 euros
    * cofin ASI-INAF 2014 - 1 year, 48000 euros
    * Proyectos I+D+I - investigación fundamental no orientada 2010 MICINN-AYA2010-21490-C02-01 - 2 years, 254100 euros
    * Proyectos I+D+I - investigación fundamental no orientada 2009 MICINN-AYA2009-08059/ESP - 1 year, 174450 euros
    * Proyectos I+D+I - investigación fundamental no orientada 2009 MICINN-ESP2006-13608-C02-01 - 1 year
    * cofin INAF 2005 - 115000 euros
    * cofin MIUR 2003 - 160000 euros
    * cofin MIUR 2002 - 40000 euros
     
    Publications
    A full list of my publications (both with and without referee) can be found below. For each publication I quote the bibliographic information, the link where it can be found, and the number of citations (normalized to the number of authors or not) to date (the 12 of October 2015). To summarize:
     
    TOTAL
    Refereed papers (MNRAS, ApJ, A&A):         31 (9 as first author)
    Refereed proceedings:                                    3 (2 as first author)
    Non refereed proceedings and publications: 11  (6 as first author)
    Paper submitted or in preparation:                  3 (1 as first author)
     
    Statistics to date for what concerns the citations are derived from ADS or WebOfScience:
    * 34 refereed papers or proceedings (from ADS):
    534 citations, 66.5 normalized to the authors number
    * 31 refereed papers (from ADS):
    451 single citing articles, 430 without self-citations
    17.2 average citations per product
    * 27 refereed papers found with WebOfScience
    443 citations, 427 without self-citations
    388 single citing articles, 377 without self-citations
    16.41 average citations per product
    * h-index: 12
     
    National and international meetings and workshops
    Part of my research was presented in 24 international scientific conferences and meetings (with 18 contributed talks and 7 posters), as detailed below.
     
    Full list of publications, and conferences, meetings, workshoop and school attended
    Full list of refereed papers
    31a] The peculiar optical-UV X-ray spectra of the X-ray weak quasar PG0043+039 
    W. Kollatschny, N. Schartel, M. Zetzl, M. Santos-Lleó, P.M. Rodríguez-Pascual, L. Ballo, A. Talavera, 2015, A&A,
    in press
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.02681
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    30a] The structure of the X-ray absorber in Mrk 915 revealed by Swift
    P. Severgnini, L. Ballo, V. Braito, A. Caccianiga, S. Campana, R. Della Ceca, A. Moretti, C. Vignali, 2015, MNRAS,
    453, 3611
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/453/4/3611.full?sid=556cf358-3846-4351-8028-ea73a22f1ae9 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.00738
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    29a] AGN feedback in action: a new powerful wind in 1SXPS J050819.8+172149?
    L. Ballo, P. Severgnini, V. Braito, S. Campana, R. Della Ceca, A. Moretti, C. Vignali, 2015, A&A, 581, A87
    http://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2015/09/aa26571-15/aa26571-15.html 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.09002
    Citations: 1 - Normalized citations: 0.142
     
    28a] WISE colours and star-formation in the host-galaxies of radio-loud narrow-line Seyfert 1
    A. Caccianiga, S. Antón, L. Ballo, L. Foschini, T. Maccacaro, R. Della Ceca, P. Severgnini, M.J. Marchã, S. Mateos,
    E. Sani, 2015, MNRAS, 451, 1795
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/451/2/1795 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.07068
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    27a] Proving strong magnetic fields near to the central black hole in the quasar PG0043+039 via cyclotron lines 
    W. Kollatschny, N. Schartel, M. Zetzl, M. Santos-Lleó, P.M. Rodríguez-Pascual, L. Ballo, 2015, A&A, 577, L1
    http://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2015/05/aa25984-15/aa25984-15.html 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.04271
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    26a] A focused, hard X-ray look at Arp 299 with NuSTAR
    A. Ptak, A. Hornschemeier, A. Zezas, B. Lehmer, M. Yukita, D. Wik, V. Antoniou, M. K. Argo, L. Ballo, K. Bechtol,
    S. Boggs, R. Della Ceca, F. E. Christensen, W. W. Craig, C. J. Hailey, F. A. Harrison, R. Krivonos, T. J. Maccarone,
    D. Stern, M. Tatum, T. Venters, W. W. Zhang, 2015, ApJ, 800, 104
    http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/800/2/104/article 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.3120
    Citations: 1 - Normalized citations: 0.045 
    News Media INAF: 
    http://www.media.inaf.it/2015/01/09/il-vero-mostro-di-un-merger-galattico/ 
    News & Images NuSTAR: http://www.nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar150108c 
     
    25a] Exploring the AGN population with extreme X-ray to optical flux ratios (fx/fo > 50)
    R. Della Ceca, F.J. Carrera, A. Caccianiga, P. Severgnini, L. Ballo, V. Braito, A. Corral, A. Del Moro, S. Mateos,
    A. Ruiz, M.G. Watson, 2015, MNRAS, 447, 3227
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/447/4/3227.full 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1501.01444 
    Citations: 1 - Normalized citations: 0.090
     
    24a] The XMM-Newton Bright Survey sample of absorbed quasars: X-ray and accretion properties
    L. Ballo, P. Severgnini, R. Della Ceca, A. Caccianiga, C. Vignali, F.J. Carrera, A. Corral, S. Mateos, 2014,
    MNRAS, 444, 2580
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/444/3/2580.full
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/suppl/2014/09/18/stu1628.DC1/ms_qso2xbs_figonline.pdf
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.7037
    Citations: 3 - Normalized citations: 0.375
     
    23a] Absorption at the dust sublimation radius and the dichotomy between X-ray and optical classification in the
    Seyfert galaxy H0557-385
    D. Coffey, A.L. Longinotti, A. Rodriguez-Ardila, M. Guainazzi, G. Miniutti, S. Bianchi, I. de la Calle, E. Piconcelli,
    L. Ballo, M. Linares, 2014, MNRAS, 443, 1788 http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/443/2/1788
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.7129
    Citations: 2 - Normalized citations: 0.200
     
    22a] X-ray observation of ULAS J1120+0641, the most distant quasar at z=7.08
    A. Moretti, L. Ballo, V. Braito, A. Caccianiga, R. Della Ceca, R. Gilli, R. Salvaterra, P. Severgnini, C. Vignali, 2014,
    A&A, 563, 46
    http://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2014/03/aa23051-13/aa23051-13.html
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.7223
    Citations: 4 - Normalized citations: 0.444 
    Nature highlights:
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v507/n7493/full/507403d.html 
    News Media INAF: 
    http://www.media.inaf.it/2014/03/05/raggi-x-dal-giovane-universo/ 
     
    21a] SDSSJ143244.91+301435.3: a link between radio-loud NLS1 and compact steep-spectrum radio sources?
    A. Caccianiga, S. Antón, L. Ballo, D. Dallacasa, R. Della Ceca, R. Fanali, L. Foschini, T. Hamilton, A. Kraus,
    T. Maccacaro, K.-H. Mack, M.J. Marchã, A. Paulino-Afonso, E. Sani, P. Severgnini, 2014, MNRAS, 441, 172.
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/441/1/172
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.3229
    Citations: 9 - Normalized citations: 0.600
     
    20a] Decoupling absorption and continuum variability in the Seyfert 2 NGC4507
    V. Braito, L. Ballo, J. N. Reeves, A. Ptak, G. Risaliti, T. J. Turner, 2013, MNRAS, 428, 2516
    http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/428/3/2516
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.5949 
    Citations: 9 - Normalized citations: 1.500
     
    19a] Exploring X-ray and radio emission of type 1 AGN up to z ~ 2.3
    L. Ballo, F.J.H. Heras, X.Barcons, F.J.Carrera, 2012, A&A, 545, 66
    http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=com_article&access=doi&doi=10.1051/0004-6361/201117464&Itemid=129 
    http://vizier.cfa.harvard.edu/viz-bin/VizieR?-source=J/A+A/545/A66 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.1716 
    Citations: 5 - Normalized citations: 1.250
     
    18a] The X-ray luminous galaxies optically classified as star forming are mostly Narrow Line Seyfert 1s
    N. Castelló-Mor, X. Barcons, L. Ballo, F. J. Carrera, M. J. Ward, 2012, A&A, 544, 48
    http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=com_article&access=doi&doi=10.1051/0004-6361/201118301&Itemid=129
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.6995 
    Citations: 4 - Normalized citations: 0.666
     
    17a] The High-Energy view of the Broad Line Radio Galaxy 3C 111
    L. Ballo, V. Braito, J.N. Reeves, R.M. Sambruna, F. Tombesi, 2011, MNRAS, 418, 2367
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19629.x/full 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.2609
    Citations: 11 - Normalized citations: 2.200
     
    16a] X-ray redshift with the International X-ray Observatory (IXO)
    N. Castelló-Mor, X. Barcons, L. Ballo, 2011, ASR, 48, 1304
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?
    _ob=MiamiImageURL&_cid=271642&_user=781396&_pii=S0273117711004376&_check=y&_origin=browse
    &_zone=rslt_list_item&_coverDate=2011-10-01&
    wchp=dGLbVBA-zSkWz&md5=64870dbbd491399d008cbc1e73f92084/1-s2.0-S0273117711004376-main.pdf
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    15a] XMM-Newton first X-ray detection of the LoBAL quasar PG 1700+518
    L. Ballo, E. Piconcelli, C. Vignali, N. Schartel, 2011, MNRAS, 415, 2600
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18883.x/full
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.2003  
    Citations: 5 - Normalized citations: 1.250
     
    14a] The Suzaku view of 3C 382
    R.M. Sambruna, F. Tombesi, J. N. Reeves, V. Braito, L. Ballo, M. Gliozzi, C. S. Reynolds, 2011, ApJ, 734, 105
    http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/734/2/105/fulltext 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.1812 
    Citations: 16 - Normalized citations: 2.285
     
    13a] Discovery of ultra-fast outflows in a sample of Broad Line Radio Galaxies observed with Suzaku
    F. Tombesi, R. M. Sambruna, J. N. Reeves, V. Braito, L. Ballo, J. Gofford, M. Cappi, R. F. Mushotzky, 2010,
    ApJ, 719, 700
    http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/719/1/700/fulltext
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.3536 
    Citations: 84 - Normalized citations: 10.500
     
    12a] A long hard look at the minimum state of PG 2112+059 with XMM-Newton
    N. Schartel, P. Rodríguez-Pascual, M. Santos-Lleó, E. Jiménez-Bailón, L. Ballo, E. Piconcelli, 2010, A&A, 512, 75
    http://www.aanda.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912389 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.4456 
    Citations: 11 - Normalized citations: 1.833
     
    11a] Obscuring clouds playing hide-and-seek in the Active Nucleus H0557-385
    A.L. Longinotti, S. Bianchi, L. Ballo, I. de la Calle, M. Guainazzi, 2009, MNRAS, 394, 1
    http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121638556/HTMLSTART?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.0918 
    Citations: 19 - Normalized citations: 3.800
     
    10a] X-ray spectral variability in PG 1535+547: the changing-look of a “soft X-ray weak” AGN
    L. Ballo, M. Giustini, N. Schartel, M. Cappi, E. Jiménez-Bailón, E. Piconcelli, M. Santos-Lleó, C. Vignali, 2008,
    A&A, 483, 137
    http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=article&access=doi&doi=10.1051/0004-6361:20079075 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0802.2936 
    Citations: 19 - Normalized citations: 2.375
     
    09a] XMM-Newton observation of the deep minimum state of PG 2112+059: A spectrum dominated by reflection
    from the accretion disk?
    N. Schartel, P. Rodríguez-Pascual, M. Santos-Lleó, L. Ballo, J. Clavel, M. Guainazzi, E. Jiménez-Bailón, E. Piconcelli,
    2007, A&A, 474, 431
    http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=article&access=bibcode&bibcode=2007A%2526A...474..431SFUL 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.2412 
    Citations: 16 - Normalized citations: 2.000
     
    08a] Black Hole Masses and Eddington Ratios of AGNs at 0 .4 < z < 1. Evidence of Retriggering for a Representative
    Sample of X-ray Selected AGNs
    L. Ballo, S. Cristiani, G. Fasano, F. Fontanot, P. Monaco, M. Nonino, E. Pignatelli, P. Tozzi, E. Vanzella, A. Fontana,
    E. Giallongo, A. Grazian, L. Danese, 2007, ApJ, 667, 97
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/519479 
    Citations: 21 - Normalized citations: 1.615
     
    07a] Multicolour observations of the afterglow of the short/hard GRB050724
    D. Malesani, S. Covino, P. D’Avanzo, G. Chincarini, V. D’Elia, S. Piranomonte, L. Ballo, S. Campana, D. Fugazza,
    G. L. Israel, A. Melandri, M. Della Valle, L. Stella, G. Tagliaferri, on behalf of the MISTICI collaboration,
    2007, A&A, 473, 77
    http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=article&access=bibcode&bibcode=2007A%2526A...473...77MFUL 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/0706.1273 
    Citations: 33 - Normalized citations: 1.500
     
    06a] The XMM-Newton view of the relativistic spectral features in AX J0447-0627
    R. Della Ceca, L. Ballo, V. Braito, T. Maccacaro, 2005, ApJ, 627, 706
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/430399 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0503665 
    Citations: 7 - Normalized citations: 1.750
     
    05a] Arp 299: a second merging system with two active nuclei?
    L. Ballo, V. Braito, R. Della Ceca, L. Maraschi, F. Tavecchio, M. Dadina, 2004, ApJ, 600, 634
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/379887 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0306436 
    Citations: 101 - Normalized citations: 16.833
     
    04a] Detection of X-Ray Emission from the Eastern Radio Lobe of Pictor A
    P. Grandi, M. Guainazzi, L. Maraschi, R. Morganti, R. Fusco-Femiano, M. Fiocchi, L. Ballo, F. Tavecchio, 2003,
    ApJ, 586, 123
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/367604 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0211531 
    Citations: 19 - Normalized citations: 2.375
     
    03a] An enshrouded Active Galactic Nucleus in the Merging Starburst System Arp 299 revealed by BeppoSAX
    R. Della Ceca, L. Ballo, F. Tavecchio, L. Maraschi, P. O. Petrucci, L. Bassani, M. Cappi, M. Dadina, A. Franceschini,
    G. Malaguti, G. G. C. Palumbo, M. Persic, 2002, ApJL, 581, L9
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/345925 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0211077 
    Citations: 66 - Normalized citations: 5.500
     
    02a] Broad-band continuum and line emission of the ?–ray blazar PKS 0537-441
    E. Pian, R. Falomo, R. C. Hartman, L. Maraschi, F. Tavecchio, M. Tornikoski, A. Treves, C. M. Urry, L. Ballo,
    R. Mukherjee, R. Scarpa, D. J. Thompson, J. E. Pesce, 2002, A&A, 392, 407
    http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=article&access=bibcode&bibcode=2002A%2526A...392..407PFUL 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0207355 
    Citations: 31 - Normalized citations: 2.384
     
    01a] Spectral Energy Distributions of 3C 279 revisited: BeppoSAX observations and variability models
    L. Ballo, L. Maraschi, F. Tavecchio, A. Celotti, G. Fossati, G. Ghisellini, E. Pian, C. M. Raiteri, G. Tagliaferri,
    A. Treves, C. M. Urry, M. Villata, 2002, ApJ, 567, 50
    http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/338387 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0111499 
    Citations: 35 - Normalized citations: 2.916
     
    Full list of refereed proceedings
    03b] Mining the XRT archive to probe the X-ray absorber structure in the AGN population
    L. Ballo, P. Severgnini, A. Moretti, R. Della Ceca, S. Andreon, A. Caccianiga, V. Braito, S. Campana, C. Vignali,
    Proc. of “Swift: 10 years of discovery”, 2-5 December 2014, Rome, Italy; ed. by P. Caraveo, P. D'Avanzo,
    N. Gehrels and G. Tagliaferri; Proceedings of Science (PoS, Trieste, Italy), vol. SWIFT 10, PoS(SWIFT10)122 http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/233/122/SWIFT%2010_122.pdf 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1505.02593
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    02b] X-ray properties of a sample of NLS1 selected from the SDSS
    N. Castelló-Mor, X. Barcons, L. Ballo, F. J. Carrera, 2011, Proc. of “Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies and their place
    in the Universe”, 4-6 April 2011, Milan, Italy; Editorial Board: L. Foschini (chair), M. Colpi, L. Gallo, D. Grupe,
    S. Komossa, K. Leighly, S. Mathur. Proceedings of Science (PoS, Trieste, Italy), vol. NLS1
    http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/126/046/NLS1_046.pdf
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
    01b] Arp 299: a second merging system with two active nuclei?
    L. Ballo, V. Braito, R. Della Ceca, L. Maraschi, F. Tavecchio, M. Cappi, M. Dadina on behalf of a large collaboration,
    2004, Proc. of 2nd BeppoSAX Symposium “The Restless High-Energy Universe”, Amsterdam, Holland
    (Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 132, 141)
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science? ob=ArticleURL& udi=B6TVD-4CJC35H-T &  user=6154828& rdoc=1& fmt=
    & orig=search& sort=d&view=c& acct=C000063060 &  version=1& urlVersion=0& userid=6154828&md5=e1660d5cf196ae7f6a483ffdea3ed6c0
    Citations: 0 - Normalized citations: 0.000
     
     
    Conference proceedings and publications without referee
    11c] Absorption at the dust sublimation radius and the dichotomy between X-ray and optical classification in the
    Seyfert galaxy H0557-385
    D. Coffey, A.L. Longinotti, A. Rodriguez-Ardila, M. Guainazzi, G. Miniutti, S. Bianchi, I. de la Calle, E. Piconcelli,
    L. Ballo, M. Linares, 2014, Proc. of “The X-ray Universe 2014”, 16-19 June 2014, Dublin, Ireland
    http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/workshops/2014symposium/presentations/DCoffey_t.pdf 
     
    10c] The Hot and Energetic Universe: Understanding the build-up of supermassive black holes and galaxies at the
    heyday of the Universe
    A. Georgakakis, F. Carrera, G. Lanzuisi, M. Brightman, J. Buchner, J. Aird, M. Page, M. Cappi, J. Afonso,
    A. Alonso-Herrero, L. Ballo, X. Barcons, M. T. Ceballos, A. Comastri, I. Georgantopoulos, S. Mateos, K. Nandra,
    D. Rosario, M. Salvato, K. Schawinski, P. Severgnini, C. Vignali, 2013, Supporting paper for the science theme
    "The Hot and Energetic Universe" to be implemented by the Athena+ X-ray observatory
    http://athena2.irap.omp.eu/IMG/pdf/SP_6.pdf 
    http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.2328 
     
    09c] The Hot and Energetic Universe: A White Paper presenting the science theme motivating the Athena+ mission
    K. Nandra, D. Barret, X. Barcons, A. Fabian, J.-W. den Herder, L. Piro, M. Watson, C. Adami, J. Aird, J.M. Afonso,
    D. Alexander, C. Argiroffi, L. Amati, M. Arnaud, J.-L. Atteia, M. Audard, C. Badenes, J. Ballet, L. Ballo, A. Bamba,
    A. Bhardwaj, E.S. Battistelli, W. Becker, M. De Becker, E. Behar, S. Bianchi, V. Biffi, L. Bîrzan, F. Bocchino,
    S. Bogdanov, L. Boirin, T. Boller, S. Borgani, K. Borm, N. Bouché, H. Bourdin, R. Bower, V. Braito, et al.
    (202 additional authors not shown), 2013, Submitted in response to the call for White Papers for the definition of the
    L2 and L3 missions in the ESA Science program
    http://athena2013.irap.omp.eu/WP/The_Hot_and_Energetic_Universe.pdf http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.2307
     
    08c] X-ray emission of post-starburst galaxies: looking into the feedback mechanism
    L. Ballo, F.J. Carrera, S. Mateos, X. Barcons, T. Goto, 2011, Proc. of “Starburst-AGN connection under the
    multiwavelength limelight”, 14-16 September 2011, Madrid, Spain
    http://www.sciops.esa.int/SYS/CONF2010/include/SBAGN2011/Ballo.pdf
     
    07c] Exploring X-ray and radio emission of type 1 AGN up to z ~ 2.3
    L. Ballo, F.J. H.Heras, X. Barcons, F.J. Carrera, 2011, Proc. of “X-ray Universe 2011”, 27-30 June 2011,
    Berlin, Germany
    http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/workshops/2011symposium/talks/Ballo_TopicG.pdf  
     
    06c] The Disk-Jet Link in Broad-Line Radio Galaxies: The Suzaku view
    R. Sambruna, L. Ballo, J.N. Reeves, V. Braito, M. Eracleous, 2010, Proc. of “Accretion and Ejection in AGN: a
    Global View”, 22-26 June 2009,Como, Italy
    http://aspbooks.org/custom/publications/paper/427-0165.html 
     
    05c] The Suzaku view of the BLRG 3C 111
    L. Ballo, R. Sambruna, V. Braito, J.N. Reeves, F. Tavecchio, 2009, Proc. of “The energetic Cosmos: from Suzaku
    to Astro-H”, 29 June-2 July 2009, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
    http://www-utheal.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/SuzakuConference2009/ProceedingsHTML/pdf/E43ballo-lucia.pdf
     
    04c] UV-X rays Spectral Energy Distributions of AGN using XMM-Newton data
    N. Fonseca Bonilla, M. Guainazzi, A. Longinotti, J.Mas-Hesse, M. Santos-Lleó, N. Loiseau,
    L. Ballo, I. de La Calle, 2009, Proc. of the EURO-VO Workshop “Multi-wavelength Astronomy and Virtual
    Observatory”, 1-3 December 2008, Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain (Ed. by D. Baines & P. Osuna,
    ESA Publications Division, p.59)
    http://esavo.esa.int/MultiwavelengthVOWorkshopDec2008/Proceedings/fonseca.pdf  
     
    03c] Black Hole masses and Eddington ratios of AGNs at 0.4
    L. Ballo, et al., 2006, Proc. of “7th National Conference on Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN7), Fenomenologia degli
    AGN, evoluzione e processi di formazione delle galassie”, 23-26 May 2006, Montagnana, Italy, p. 15
    http://web.oapd.inaf.it/agn7/proceedings/ballo.pdf
     
    02c] Black Hole masses and Eddington ratios of AGNs contributing most of the XRB
    L. Ballo, S. Cristiani, L. Danese, G. Fasano, F. Fontanot, M. Nonino, P. Tozzi, E. Vanzella, 2006, Proc. of “The X-ray
    Universe 2005”, 26-30 September 2005, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain (Ed. by A. Wilson. ESA-SP 604,
    Volume 2, Noordwijk: ESA Publications Division, 2006, p.595, 595)
    http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/workshops/x-ray-symposium/papers/171770_lb_mbhXbkg.pdf 
     
    01c] Unveiling the hidden AGN in the merging starburst system Arp 299 (IC 694 + NGC 3690)
    L. Ballo, 2002, Proc. of V Congresso Nazionale AGN “Inflows, Outflows and Reprocessing around black holes”,
    Como, Italia, 63
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0212411 
     
    National and international meetings and workshops - Oral contribution
    * OGGETTI COMPATTI: Dalle Stelle di Neutroni agli AGN, Como, Italy; September 2015. Contributed talk:
    Absorbers & winds in AGN: insights from the X-rays
    * High-Energy Physical Processes around Compact Objects, Firenze, Italy; June 2014. Contributed talk:
    The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties
    * The Unquiet Universe (The distant Universe), Cefalù, Italy; June 2014. Contributed talk:
    The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties
    * XMM-Newton SSC Consortium Meeting #26, Leicester, UK; June 2013. Contributed talk:
    The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties
    * SAIt Congress #57, Bologna, Italy; May 2013. Contributed talk:
    The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties
    * The X-ray Universe 2011, Berlin, Germany; June 2011. Contributed talk:
    Exploring X-ray and radio emission of type 1 AGN up to z ~ 2.3
    * XMM-Newton SSC Consortium Meeting #24, Santander, Spain; November 2010. Contributed talk:
    The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties
    * High Energy View of Accreting Objects: AGN and X-ray Binaries, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece; October 2010.
    Contributed talk:
    The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties
    * XMM-Newton SSC Consortium Meeting #23, Milano, Italy; October 2009. Contributed talk:
    Are radio-loud AGNs also X-ray loud?
    * AGN phenomenology, evolution and galaxy formation processes, Montagnana, Italy; May 2006. Contributed talk:
    Black Hole Masses and Eddington Ratios of AGNs at 0.4 < z < 1.0: evidence of retriggering
    * The composite nature of AGN – VI National Congress of AGNs, Volterra, Italy; May 2004. Contributed talk:
    Nuclear properties of Radio Quiet Active Nuclei
    * Inflows, Outflows and Reprocessing around black holes – V National Congress of AGNs, Como, Italy; June 2002.
    Contributed talk:
    Unveiling the hidden AGN in the starburst galaxy NGC 3690
    * AGILE and AGNs: prospects and strategies – III AGILE Science Workshop, Milano, Italy; May 2002. Contributed talk:
    Unveiling the dynamics of relativistic jets with AGILE: the case of 3C 279
     
    Oral presentations at “II reunión Española sobre Núcleos Activos de Galaxias (AGN)” meeting
    (Granada, Spain; November 2010): 
       The XMM-BSS QSO2 sample: X-ray and accretion properties 
       Astronomía de rayos X en el IFCA
     
    Oral presentation at the Inter Departmental Science Workshop (internal meeting at ESTEC;
    Leiden, Holland; August 2008): 
       Probing the nature of X-ray weak QSOs: the XMM-Newton contribution
     
    Oral presentation at “AGN en España” meeting (Madrid, Spain; November 2007): 
       AGN @ ESAC - III
     
    Oral presentation at National GOODS Team meeting (Bologna, Italy; May 2005): 
       Black Hole Masses and Eddington Ratios of AGNs contributing most of the X-ray background
     
    National and international meetings and workshops - Poster
    * The Starburst-AGN Connection under the Multiwavelength Limelight - ESAC Science Workshop Series #2,
    Madrid, Spain; September 2011. Poster:
    X-ray emission of post-starburst galaxies: looking into the feedback mechanism
    * The energetic Cosmos: from Suzaku to Astro-H, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan; June 2009. Poster:
    The Suzaku view of the BLRG 3C 111
    * Radio galaxies in the Chandra era, Cambridge, MA, USA; July 2008. Poster:
    The XMM-Newton and Chandra view of the misaligned blazar PKS 0521-365
    * The Suzaku X-ray Universe, San Diego, CA, USA; December 2007. Poster:
    Exploring the innermost regions of NLSy1 galaxies: XMM-Newton observations of PG 1535+547
    * X-ray Surveys: Evolution of Accretion, Star-Formation and the Large Scale Structure, Rodos Island,
    Greece; July 2007. Poster:
    The origin of the faintness in the X-ray weak QSOs: XMM-Newton observations of PG 1535+547
    * The X-ray Universe 2005, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain; September 2005. Poster:
    Black Hole Masses and Eddington Ratios of AGNs contributing most of the X-ray background
    * The Restless High-Energy Universe – 2nd BeppoSAX Symposium, Amsterdam, Holland; May 2003. Poster:
    Arp 299: a second merging system with two active nuclei?
     
    National and international meetings and workshops - Other
    * SAIt Congress #58, Milano, Italy; May 2014
    * ALMA Cycle 2 Proposal Preparation Day, Bologna, Italy; November 2013
    * Black holes in a violent Universe - action MP0905. 2nd Working Groups meeting, Valencia, Spain;
    November 2010.
    * New Hard X-ray Mission Observatory: 1st International Conference, Valencia, Spain; November 2010.
    * HEAD 2010, Big Island, Hawaii; March 2010.
    * The X-ray Universe 2008, Granada, Spain; May 2008.
    * Fourteen years later... , Torino, Italy; May 2008.
    * XMM-Newton: the next decade, Madrid, Spain; June 2007.
    * Simbol-X: the hard X-ray universe in focus, Bologna, Italy; May 2007.
    * XMM-Newton SSC Consortium Meeting #17, Garching, Germany; October 2004.
     
    National and international schools
    * The NEON Archive Observing School – ESO summer school, Garching, Germany; July 2004.
    Research project: Measuring Lick indexes in NGC 3585 globular clusters (tutor: Dr. Nicolas Cardiel).
    * Gravitational lensing – Chaos and its astrophysical consequences, National school of astrophysics – VII cycle
    III course, Bertinoro (FC), Italy; May 2004. Student talk: Accretion properties of radio-quiet Active Nuclei
    * Cosmology - Relativistic astrophysics, National school of astrophysics – VI cycle IV course, Asiago (VI), Italy;
    September 2002. Student talk: Hard X-ray investigation of a IR bright sources sample: the case of Arp 299
    * Cosmology and fundamental physics from space, International School of Space Science, L’Aquila, Italy;
    August – September 2002.
     
    Seminars and colloquia
    * 2008 February – Paper presentation at “HEPTAD” (meeting at ESAC, Spain):
    X-ray spectral variability in PG 1535+547: the changing-look of a “soft X-ray weak” AGN.
    * 2007 February – ESAC, Spain: Black hole masses and Eddington ratios in AGNs at 0.4 < z < 1.
    * 2006 May – Brera Observatory, Italy: Black Hole Mass and Eddington Ratio of AGN at 0.4 < z < 1.
    * PhD student talk 2005, SISSA, Italy: Black Hole Mass and Eddington Ratio of AGN contributing most of the XRB.
    * PhD student talk 2004, SISSA, Italy: Accretion in Active Sources.

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    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
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