Invitations

Invited talks and reviews (2004 – present)

  • Host Galaxies & Environment: State of the art and outlook, summary talk at the IV National Conference on Gamma-ray Burst, Bergamo (Italy), November 2016
  • Galaxies as seen through the most energetic explosions in the universe,  invited talk at conference on “Swift: 10 Years of Discovery“, Rome, December 2014
  • Cold and warm ISM in galaxies hosting gamma-ray bursts, invited talk at IAP Workshop on “Galaxies in Absorption”, Paris, September 2014
  • The host galaxies of long Gamma-Ray Bursts, invited talk at the symposium ’Deaths of massive stars as supernovae and gamma-ray bursts’, at “European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS)”, Turku (Finland), July 2013
  • GRB Host Galaxies, invited talk at the symposium “15 years of Gamma-Ray Bursts afterglows: progenitors, environments and host galaxies from the nearby to the early Universe”, Marbella (Spain), October 2012
  • GRB Host Galaxies, invited review at the Marcel Grossman XIII Meeting on General Relativity, Stockholm, July 2012
  • Properties of Galaxies Hosting Gamma-Ray Bursts, invited review at the conference “Gamma-Ray Bursts: Probing the Science, Progenitors and their Environment”, Moscow, June 2012
  • Metallicity in GRB hosts, invited talk at the Workshop “Metals in Tuscany 2012: Galaxy metallicity through Cosmic Times”, Abbazia di Spineto (Italy), June 2012
  • GRB hosts, highlight speaker at the “Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft 2011”, Heidelberg (Germany), September 2011
  • First GRBs, invited review at the “CosmoFirstObjects: International meeting on Cosmology beyond Redshift z ~ 3”, Marseille, May 2011
  • The Environment of Gamma-Ray Bursts, invited talk at the Annual IAP Workshop on “Progenitors and environments of stellar explosions”, Paris, June 2010
  • The Nature of Galaxies Hosting Gamma-Ray Bursts, invited review at May Symposium on “Stellar Populations in the Cosmological Context”, Baltimore (USA), May 2010
  • The Galaxy Population Hosting Gamma-Ray Bursts, invited talk at conference “The Shocking Universe: Gamma-Ray Bursts Science in the Agile, Glast & Swift Era”, Venice (Italy), September 2009
  • The Cosmic Chemical Evolution Revealed by the Brightest Events in the Universe, invited review at the IAU Symposium 265 “Chemical Abundances in the Universe – Connecting First Stars to Planets”, XXVII General Assembly, Rio de Janeiro, August 2009
  • Gamma-Ray Bursts are Tracers of the Remote Universe, invited review at the XXIV IAP Colloquium on “Far Away: Light in the Young Universe at Redshift beyond Three”, Paris, July 2008
  • Low-mass and metal-poor GRB host galaxies, invited talk at the IAU 255 Symposium on “Low metallicity star formation: from the first stars to dwarf galaxies”, Rapallo (Italy), June 2008
  • Spectroscopic Diagnosis of GRB Hosts, invited review at the conference on “070228: The Next Decade of GRB Afterglows”, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), March 2007
  • Starforming, Low Stellar Mass, & Metal Poor Galaxies at High Redshift, invited talk at the conference on “Metallicity Calibration for Gaseous Nebulae”, Manoa, Hawaii (USA), January 2007
  • Host Galaxies Environment and Circumburst Medium of GRB Afterglows, invited talk at the conference on “Black Holes: Power Behind the Scene”, Kathmandu (Nepal), October 2006
  • The Gemini Deep Deep Survey and the properties of galaxies in the redshift desert, invited talk at the First Conference on “Gemini Science Results”, Vancouver (Canada), May 2004

Invited seminars

  • Super luminous supernovae and the investigation of the interstellar medium in high-z galaxies, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Bologna (Italy), March 2016
  • Galaxies as seen through the most energetic explosions in the universe, Join Colloquium Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie & Das Argelander-Institut für Astronomie Universität Bonn, Bonn (Germany), July 2014
  • Cosmic Microwave Background, Join Colloquium, University of Salerno (Italy), June 2014
  • Galaxies as seen through the most energetic explosions in the universe, Join Astronomy Colloquium, ESO, Garching (Germany), December 2013
  • GRB host galaxies and the connection to galaxy formation and evolution, colloquium at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK), November 2013
  • Properties of Galaxies hosting Gamma-ray Bursts, invited colloquium at Meudon, Paris, November 2010
  • The Cosmic History of the Formation of Heavy Elements, colloquium at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo (Canada), January 2006
  • GRB afterglows and the chemical evolution of the Universe, colloquium at the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany), June 2005
  • Metal enrichment in the interstellar medium over cosmic time, colloquium at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Tucson (USA), February 2005
  • Metals in high redshift galaxies and the cosmic metal production, colloquium at Meudon, Paris (France), June 2004
  • Metals in high redshift galaxies and the cosmic metal production, colloquium at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Boston (USA), April 2004

Popular events

  • Research: Predictions for the Future“, invitation at the Festival of Generations: “Beyond Frontiers: Generations and Cultures“, Florence, October 2016
  • Comets, asteroids and meteors, the fascinating world of what gives life and destruction, Ferrara (Italy), March 2016
  • XOff Lecce (Italy), October 2014, closing talk of the 4-days event, title: “The Future”
  • Cosmic Explosions, keynote speaker at the Wired Next Fest, Milan (Italy), May 2014
  •  TEDx Lecce (Italy), October 2013 “Courage”
  • The Future of the Universe, Lectio Magistralis at the Science Festival, Genoa (Italy), November 2009
  • Why Brain Drain in Italian Research, invited talk at the workshop “Youth, Renewable Energy”, session on Science and Technology, organized by the Italian Minister of Youth Politics and Sports Giovanna Melandri, Riva del Garda (Italy), October 2007
  • The Infinite Cosmos, invited talk at the Science Festival, Genoa (Italy), October 2007
  • European scientists in the US: lessons learnt, invited talk at the National University Seminar “8 proposals on University research and teaching”, La Sapienza University, Rome (Italy), December 2004

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