Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Data - Who am I?

My name is Marcello Giroletti and I was born in Milan (Italy) on the 19th of July 1975; therefore, I am an Italian citizen, and I currently live in Bologna, Italy.

Current Position - What do I do?

I am a permanent researcher at INAF, Institute of Radioastronomy (Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy). If you need to talk to me, you can call +39 051 639 9394, or try to reach me by fax (+39 051 639 9431) or email (giroletti (at)

Education and research activity - What have I done before?

A lot of Astrophysics! I was a post-doc fellow of INAF for two years (December 2005-November 2007), involved in the research in radio interferometry, also in view of the development of ALMA. I previously held a post-doc position (Assegno di ricerca, June 2004-May 2005) and a few short-term contracts (04-05/2004, 07-08/2005, 10-11/2005) at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Bologna; most importantly, I did my Ph.D. studies there (and at the Institute of Radioastronomy), since January 2001. I defended my Ph.D. thesis on the 31/03/2004; the title was Parsec scale properties of low power radio loud AGN, and I was supervised by Prof. Gabriele Giovannini.

And, well, some (non-Astro-)Physics too! From Oct 1995 to Oct 2000, I have been doing my undergraduate studies at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna, Italy; I finished that with a nice Diploma Thesis on the “Study of pc scale properties of Mkn 421 and Mkn 501 with VLBI and Space VLBI data”, under the supervision of Prof. Gabriele Giovannini. After a tough final defense, I was awarded the Laurea in Physics summa cum laude (Grade: 110/110 e lode), on the 27/10/2000.

Still earlier (09/1989 - 07/1994), I attended a Scientific secondary school (Liceo Scientifico) in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy, finishing with a secondary school diploma taken with marks 58/60, July 1994

Scholarships/Awards - Who is paying for all that?

Besides the regular salary that the University of Bologna and the Institute of Radioastronomy have provided for the above contracts, there are other kind of support that I have received for my research.

In the summer of 2000 (from the end of May to mid-August), I have been granted a summer studentship at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe, in Dwingeloo, The Netherlands. Project: Radio observations of the HDF, supervisor Dr. Michael Garrett.

The University of Bologna has also granted me funds in 2002 (January to December) for young researchers project (Parsec scale properties of Markarian 501) and in 2004 (June to September), to visit the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM, USA, under the "Marco Polo" project.

Linguistic Proficiency - Can I speak English?

Well, yes! I have a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken; I can also speak some basic German. Italian is my mother tongue.

Computing Skills - Can I use a computer?

I have been using computers everyday for many years now, running on both Unix/Linux and Windows OS, and I have a little experience on Mac, too. I can program, mainly with Fortran 77, but I have used also T-Pascal and Basic. From my training and work so far, I gained a good expertise with astronomical software such as AIPS, Difmap, Mapplot, Sched, JObserve. Among other tools, I can use SuperMONGO, LaTeX, Office (MS and Open), internet applications, graphics, visualization tools, etc. I also have a good knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Visiting Researcher - Where have I been?

Participation in Conferences / Advanced Schools:


There are currently 37 (and growing) papers catalogued on the ADS; you can check the list here.
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