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Franco Giovannelli

Franco Giovannelli
Cortona Week 2022 Rebirth
The Impact of Space Experiments on Our Knowledge of the Physics of the Universe
Current Position
Emeritus Senior Scientist at INAF. Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali. Area di Ricerca CNR di Tor Vergata
Franco Giovannelli is an Italian astrophysicist. He researched in the field of High Energy Astrophysics, X-rays, UV, and IR. He got his diploma on Nuclear Energy Applications at the Fermi Institute and graduated in Physics at the University La Sapienza, both in Rome. He then obtained his Ph D. in Physics at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He took part to the design and realization of many detectors, which were applied in experiments Earth-based and space-based. He is a pioneer in the field of multifrequency astrophysics. He used ground-based telescopes of many international observatories (ESO, La Palma, Teide, Calar Alto, El Leoncito, Loiano and Serra La Nave telescopes) together with space-based observatories: Soviet ASTRON X-ray and UV, IUE (International Ultraviolet Explorer), very often simultaneously with optical and IR telescopes. He published more than 400 papers in international journals and books.
“The Impact of Space Experiments on Our Knowledge of the Physics of the Universe”. Kluwer Academic Publishers (2004)