Appointments and Education

2007 - 2015 : Director of the Istituto di Radioastronomia INAF of Bologna (with the sections of Medicina -Bo- and Noto -Sicily)
2002 - 2015 : Research Director at the Istituto di Radioastronomia INAF of Bologna (Dirigente di Ricerca)
Oct 2005 - Dec 2005: Visiting scientist at the DSM/DAPNIA/Service d'Astrophysique, CEA/Saclay, with a grant from Egide
   (Centre francais pour l'accueil et les echanges internationaux)
1996 - 2001: Associate astronomer at the Istituto di Radioastronomia of Bologna, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
1990: Visiting scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Socorro, NM, USA), with NATO Advanced Fellowship Program
   for Physical Sciences.
1981 - 1995: Researcher at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy
1976 - 1980: Fellow of the Italian Ministry for University and Research at the University of Bologna.
1973: Doctor in Physics, University of Bologna

Scientific Committments

Member of the Editorial Board of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
Member of the Organising Committee of the IAU "Historic Radio Astronomy" Working Group
Member of the Organising Committee of the IAU Working Group "Women in Astronomy"
Member of SKA Science Working Group "Cosmic Magnetism" (since 2012)
Member of the Working Group for the Managment of the Sardinia Radio Telescope (2014-2015)
Member of Board of Directors of the SKA Organization (2012-2015)
Member of the EVN Consortium Board of Directors (2007-2015)
Chairman of the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) Board (2013-2014)
Chairman of the Board of the Sardinia Radio Telescope project (2007-2013)
Member of the European SKA Consortium (ESKAC) (2007-2013, as Vice-Chairman 2011-2013)
Member of the International Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Science and Engineering Committee (SSEC) (2007-2011)
Member of the International Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Science Working Group (SWG) (2002-2012)
Member of the Evaluation Panel of Strategic plans of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (2009)
Vice-chair of the Evaluation Panel of Scientific/Technical Facilities of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) (2009)
Member of Observing Programme and Time Allocation Committees (TNG, ESO, VLA, VLBA, GMRT, PRIN MIUR)
Member of Steering Committee of the Istituto di Radioastronomia (2002-2004)
Chairman of Physics Evaluation Panel, Individual Marie Curie Fellowships as part of the Human Potential Programme,
            European Commission, FP5 (2001-2002)
Member of Physics and Engineering Panel, Basic Research Grant Programme, Enterprise Ireland, (2000-2001)
Member of Science Working Group for The VLA Development Plan of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (2001)
Member of Physics Evaluation Panel, Individual Marie Curie Fellowships as part of the Human Potential Programme,
            European Commission, FP5 (1999-2000)
Member of Physics Evaluation Panel, Training and Mobility Research Programme, European Commission, FP4 (1997-1998)
Member of Teaching Committee, Faculty of Science, University of Bologna (1994-1996)
Member of Jurys for research positions and PhD
Member of Jurys for HDR (Service d'Astrophysique, Saclay, 2004; Observatoire de Nice, 2011)
Referee for Scientific Journals

Memberships

International Astronomical Union, Member of
Division B: Facilities, Technologies and Data Science, Commission B4: Radioastronomy
Division J: Galaxies and Cosmology; Inter-Division B-H-J Commission : Intergalactic Medium

Scientific topics

Non thermal emission in clusters of galaxies, cluster X-ray emission and dynamical activity
Statistical and morphological properties of radio galaxies and quasars on the large scale
Active galactic nuclei and unified models
Observations carried out with Effelsberg, WSRT, VLA, VLBA, ISO, Einstein, ROSAT, BeppoSAX, CHANDRA, XMM-Newton.
Publications on refereed international journals
Review articles
Edited books
Books as author

Conference organization

The many facets of extragalactic radio surveys: towards new scientific challenges, 2015, 20-23 October, Bologna (Italy)
9th ASTRI Collaboration Meeting, 2015, 23-25 February, Bologna (Italy)
12th European VLBI Symposium and Users Meeting, 2014, 7-10 October, Cagliari (Italy)
Transformational Science with the SKA , 2014, February 17-21, Stellenbosch (South Africa)
LVII Congresso SAIt: L'Astronomia Italiana verso Horizon 2020, 2013, May 7-10, Bologna
The Modern Radio Universe 2013 , 2013, April 22-26, Bonn (Germany)
11th European VLBI Symposium and Users Meeting, 2012, 9-12 October, Bordeaux (France)
XXVIII IAU GA, SpS4 : New era for studying interstellar and intergalactic magnetic fields, 2012, August 20-23, Beijing (China)
First National Meeting on Science and Technology with SKA : The Italian Pathway to SKA, 2012, 19-20 Giugno, Roma
Chandra Workshop : Structure in Clusters and Groups of galaxies in the Chandra Era, July 12-14 2011, Boston, MA (USA)
55th National Conference of Astronomical Society, 3-6 May 2011, Palermo, Italy
AAVP 2010 : Realising the Aperture Array Verification Programme for SKA1 and SKA2, 8-10 December 2010, Cambridge, UK
Jenam Symposium 2010, The Square Kilometre Array: Paving the way for the new 21st century radio astronomy paradigm, 6-10 September 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
A New Golden Age for Radio Astronomy, 10-14 June 2010, Assen, The Netherlands
Jenam Symposium 2009, The next era in radio astronomy: the pathway to the SKA, 20-21 April 2009, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
MCCT SKADS Workshop, Astronomy in the next decade: Synergies with SKA, Bonn, 2008
Science with the new Hubble Space Telescope after Servicing Mission 4, Bologna, 29-31 January 2008
From Planets to Dark Energy: the Modern Radio Universe, Manchester, 2007
XXVI IAU General Assembly, Joint Discussion n. 12, Long Wavelength Astrophysics, Prague, 2006
From Dark Halos to Light, Rencontres de Moriond, La Thuile, 2006
The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Magnetism, Bologna, 2005
A Pan-Chromatic View on Clusters of Galaxies and Large-Scale Structure, Int. Adv. School, Tonanzintla, Mexico, June27/July8, 2005
The Cosmic Cauldron: Evolution in Galaxy Clusters, Joint Discussion n. 10, XXV IAU General Assembly, Sydney, 2003
Matter and Energy in Clusters of Galaxies, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, 2002,
New Frontiers in Astrophysics: Square Kilometer Array, Bologna, 2002
Cluster mergers and their connection to radio sources, Joint Discussion n. 10, XXIV IAU General Assembly, Manchester, 2000
Ringberg Workshop: Diffuse thermal and relativistic plasma in Galaxy Clusters, Ringberg, Germany, 1999
Extragalactic Radio Sources, IAU Symposium 175, Bologna, 1995

Education activity

Teaching of University Courses as Researcher at the Department of Astronomy, University of Bologna (1981-1995)
Teaching in PhD courses, National and International Schools, supervision of PhD Theses

Latest revision : october 2015