Invitations

Invited talks and reviews (2004 – present)

  • Panelist of one discussion session of the online workshop: “20th anniversary of science exploration with UVES”, organised by European Southern Observatory, October 2020
  • Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies, Review Talk at the Special Session “GRBs, energetic SNe & compact object mergers: the extreme physics of stellar death from low to high redshift”, for the conference “European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS)”, Lyon (France), June 2019
  • 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’ for the conference “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

  • First detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding meutron stars with LIGO & Virgo (with Luciano Nicastro & Eliana Palazzi, INAF Bologna), University of Calabria (Italy), November 2017
  • 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

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