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Cesare Barbieri

Cesare Barbieri

Professore ordinario di Astronomia nell'UniversitÓ di Padova

- s.c.r. 28 giugno 2005, s.e. 23 aprile 2013

Born in San Giovanni in Persiceto (Bologna, Italy), Nov. 27, 1942
Laurea in Physics, University of Bologna, July 24, 1965, 110/110 cum laude
Astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Padova, from Aug.1, 1966 to Oct. 31, 1972
Libero docente in Astrofisica, July 1971
Professor at the University di Padova since Nov. 1, 1972 to date
Main Research Positions
Chairman of several Working Groups and Scientific Committees (e.g. Telescopio Nazionale OAN,1980-85, and COLUMBUS (now LBT), 1987-89)
Vice Director from 1984 to 1985 and Director from Nov. 1, 1985 to Oct. 31, 1991 of the Astronomical Observatory of Padova
Director from 1990 to 1998 of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, 3.5m diameter, Roque de los Muchachos (LaPalma, Canaries, Spain)
Member from 1977 to 1979 of the Phase A Study Team of the Astrometric satellite Hipparcos
From 1980 to 1987 co-investigator and responsible of the Italian activities of the Halley Multicolour Camera on board the ESA Mission GIOTTO
Member of the ESA Astronomy Working Group from 1985 to 1987,
member from 1991 to 1994 of the ESA Space Science Advisory Committee and of the Survey Committee for Horizon 2000+
member from 1977 to 1994 of the Instrument Definition Team of the Faint Object Camera for the Hubble Space Telescope;
member from 1988 to 1992 of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
member from 1994 to 1995 of the NASA Team for the selection of the first Discovery class missions
member in 1995 of the ESA Expert Science Team for the imaging system of Rosetta
since 1997 Co-investigator and responsible for the Italian participation to the imaging system OSIRIS of Rosetta (Wide Angle Camera)
Main Research Themes
Discovery, astrometry, optical variability of Quasi Stellar Objects and Active Galactic Nuclei
Telescopes and their Instrumentation (ground and Space)
Studies of Solar System and sub-stellar mass bodies

Digitization of Photographic Archives

The complete publication list contains some 200 papers and communications on national and international journals.
Other Activities
Organization of the international colloquium on European Satellite Astrometry, Padova 5 to 7 June 1978
Organization of the international conference 'The Three Galileos: the man, the spacecraft, the telescope', University of Padova, 7 to 10 January 1997, in collaboration with NASA and DARA..
Organization of the special session on Large Telescopes, IEEE-IMTC'99, Venice, May 1999
Organization of the 31st DPS Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (Abano, 10 to 15 October 1999)
Organization of several scientific exibitions:
1986: Halley and Giotto (Padova and several European cities)
1993: Galileo (Madrid, 1993)
1996: from Galileo to the Galileo Telescope (La Palma)
1997: Viaggio nel Cosmo (Padova, Jan. to July 1997, and Rome, Dec. 1997), catalog available on CD-ROM
Member of the Accademia Galileiana Patavina di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Member of the Societa' Astronomica Italiana, of the American Astronomical Society, of the International Astronomical Union
1991 NASA Group Achievement Award for the HST FOC Development.


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