Pancino Elena - Gaia
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INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisica di Arcetri, Firenze (Italy)
I graduated at the Padova University, did my Ph.D. at the Bologna University and ESO in Garching (Muenchen), and I was astronomer at the Bologna Obervatory (INAF) in Italy until December 2015. I am presently astronomer at the Arcetri Observatory (INAF), since January 2016.
My scientific interests lie mainly in the study of resolved stellar populations, especially small stellar aggregates like globular clusters, open clusters and dwarf galaxies of the local group, but also stellar populations in the Milky Way. I am a member of the Gaia-ESO Survey consortium where I coordinate the calibrations group and where I lead the Bologna abundance analysis node until 2015.
In Gaia, I entered the DPAC at the end of 2005, where I coordinate the CU5-DU13 team responsible for building the grid of Spectro-Photometric Standard Stars (SPSS) for the flux calibration of Gaia data. I was deputy of the GBOG (Ground Based Observations for Gaia) Working Group until 2014 and I collaborate with the CU9 groups dealing with the ground-based data publication (manager from 2013 to 2016) and stellar clusters validation (until 2017).
[Published: 16/11/09, Updated: 27/09/2017]
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