Riva Alberto - Gaia
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Astronomical Observatory of Torino
Alberto Riva graduated in Nuclear Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, and completed his PhD in Physics and Astrophysics in 2008. He has a post-doctoral position at the Astronomical Observatory of Torino and works mainly on the BAM project both as work package manager and optomechanical expert. He is a core member of the Payload Experts group. Alberto is an expert in Optics, Infrared Astronomy and the Cryogenic environment.
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