Del Popolo Antonino - Gaia
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Antonino Del Popolo completed his undergraduate studies at Bologna University in 1990, and his graduate studies at Catania University in 1994. He worked as a researcher at the CRL (NICT) Institute (Tokyo), at the Argelander Institute (Bonn), as an assistant professor at Bosphorus University (Istanbul), and as a full professor at Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul). He has been visiting professor at Bogazici University (Istanbul), Sao Paulo University, Brazil, and at the International Institute of Physics, Natal, Brazil.
Since November 2008, Antonino is Researcher-Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Catania University. He is also an associated member of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN).
Antonino's main interests are Cosmological Physics (CDM models, structure formation). He has also been involved with migration models in extra-planetary systems, and stochastic forces in gravitational systems. Recently he has been working on the effects of baryons on CDM predictions on small scales showing how baryon physics can solve the weak points of the ΛCDM model on kpcs scales.
Antonino has been involved in Gaia since 2000. He was member of the Gaia PS task. His main interest is in the field of exo-planets and the study of substructure around the Milky Way.
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