A short CV
I was born in Udine (Friûl, Italy) in 1966 and I grew up in
In early 1992 I got the Degree in Astronomy in
discussing an experimental thesis on the taxonomy of type II
the supervision of prof. R. Barbon and M. Turatto.
In the following year I
started the Ph.D. in Astronomy with the
Padova SN Group at the
Astrophysical Observatory. In 1994 I got a studentship at
ESO-Garching, where I completed the
Ph.D. thesis under the supervision
of J. Danziger,
in collaboration with M. Turatto and E. Cappellaro.
The thesis work focussed on SNe 1993J
and SN 1994D, at that time one of the best observed Ia's.
Other included topics were the recalibration of blue Ia observed in
the 70es and SNOoPY, a software I specifically designed and coded
for SN photometry. The thesis was discussed in Rome in late 1996. During
1997 I have been teaching Maths in Gemona von Friaul then, suddenly, I
went to ESO-Chile, where I was offered
a post-doctoral fellowship.
I first worked in the 2.2m team and then I moved to the
3.6m group, where I acted as instrument scientist of
that period of time I have been quite involved
in the study of SN1998bw, probably one
of the most striking SN events after SN1987A.
In 1999 I was offered a staff position in the
Quality Control Group
and I moved back to
ESO-Garching, where I was in charge of
and FORS2. Finally,
in 2001 I joined the User Support
Group as assistant astronomer, where I currently
support the two FORSes,
I am a member of the
as associate astronomer.
I work mainly on optical
photometry and spectroscopy of nearby Supernovae of all types. Other
interests are Open Clusters, Statistical Data Analysis and
Monte Carlo simulations.
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