European Space Astronomy Centre
I was born in a nice town on the Ligurian sea, Santa Margherita Ligure, near Genova, in 1966. I got my degree in astronomy in 1991 and my PhD in 1996, both at the Bologna University. I'm a researcher astronomer (staff) at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna since 1997. My research is focused on stellar populations, globular clusters, dwarf galaxies and galaxy formation, mainly from an observational point of view.
I started working for Gaia in late 2005, in CU5, and particularly on the absolute flux calibration of Gaia BP/RP spectra and G band photometry.
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