Projects

International science teams

  • THOR – Turbulence Heating ObserverR (ESA M4 mission, 2015 – present)
  • THESEUS – Transient High Energy Sources and Early Universe Surveyor (ESA M5 mission, 2014 – present)
  • XTiDE – X-ray Time Domain Explorer (2014 – present)
  • EELT-HIRES – High Resolution Spectrograph at the European Extremely Large Telescope (2012 – present)
  • GHostS – GRB Host Studies (2005 – present, PI: S. Savaglio)
  • GDRE – European Research Group (2009 – present, co-PI: S. Savaglio)
  • GROND – Gamma-Ray Burst Optical/Near-Infrared Detector  (2006 – present)

Past science teams

  • ORIGIN Instrument – Concept study (2010 – 2012)
  • Xenia Instrument – Concept study (2009 – 2011)
  • GRIPS – GRB Investigations with Polarimetry & Spectroscopy (2007 – 2011)
  • GDDS – The Gemini Deep Deep Survey (2001 – 2012)
  • ROLES – Redshift One LDSS3 Emission line Survey (2006 – 2009)
  • GLARE – The Gemini Lyman-α at Reionization Era (2003 – 2004)
  • HDF-S – The Hubble Deep Field South (1999 – 2000)
  • EIS – The ESO Imaging Survey (1997 – 1998)

Advisory Committees

  • Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee – Cycle 23, Panel: Galaxies (June 2015)
  • Subaru Telescope Open Use referee – S15A, Panel: Compact Objects and Supernovae (October 2014)
  • Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee – Cycle 22, Panel: Galaxies (May 2014)
  • Chair of Cosmology Panel and Observing Programmes Committee member at the European Southern Observatory – P89/P90 (November 2011 – May 2012)
  • External Referee for Annalisa De Cia graduation, Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik (July 2011)
  • Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee – Cycle 19, Panel: Active Galaxies and Their Sight Lines (May 2011)
  • Chair of the Committee for the Award “Brain circulation”, Bridges to Italy, Los Angeles (USA, 2011)
  • European Southern Observatory, Observing Programmes Committee – Periods P85/P87(November 2009 / November 2010), Panel: Cosmology
  • Gran Telescopio de Canarias, Mexican Time Allocation, external referee (October 2009 / March 2010)
  • External Referee for José María Castro Cerón graduation, Dark Cosmology Centre, University of Copenhagen (July 2008)
  • Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee – Cycle 17, Panel: Cosmology (May 2008)
  • Gemini Telescope, Canadian Time Allocation, external referee (May 2003)
  • Hubble Space Telescope Allocation Committee – Cycle 8, Panel: QSO Absorption Lines (October 1998)

Funding

  • PI DFG Programme ”A Detailed Study of Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows” (2009 – 2013): 184,000 euros grant
  • PI European Research Grouping proposal ”Exploring the Dawn of the Universe with Gamma-Ray Bursts” (2009-2012): 359,000 euros grant
  • PI DFG Priority Programme 1177, “Exploring the Universe using Gamma-Ray Bursts” (2009-2010): 71,600 euros grant
  • PI Spitzer, Cycle 3 (2006): 2.2 hours of time with an associated US$ 17,000 NASA grant, used for GHostS programming
  • CoI Gemini Observatory (2002 – 2006): awarded 350 hours of telescope time for top ranked projects (equivalent to US$ 2.5M in research funding value)
  • CoI Spitzer, Cycle 1 (2004): 12 hours, US$ 16,000 NASA grant
  • CoI Hubble Space Telescope, Cycle 13 (2005): 30 orbits and US$ 65,000 in funding. Cycle 12 (2003): 40 orbits, US$ 86,000 in funding for data analysis. 

Conference and seminar organization

  • One-day meeting: “Female astrophysicists from Calabria”, attended by 500 high-school students, aimed at promoting the image of female scientists and providing role models for young girls who have interests in STEM career, SOC: A. Greco, S. Perri, S. Savaglio, G. Zimbardo,  Arcavacata (Italy), 29 October 2015
  • XXIII International Symposium: “Nuclei in the Cosmos”, SOC: Zs. Fülöp et al., Debrecen (Hungary), July 2014
  • GDRE – European Research Group workshop series: “Cosmic SFR, stellar mass, metallicity as traced by GRBs, from the local universe to z = 8”, chair: S. Savaglio, Garching / Bologna /Rome, January 2010 / January 2011 / October 2013
  • XXII International Symposium: “Nuclei in the Cosmos”, SOC: M. Lugaro et al., Cairns (Australia), August 2012
  • IAU Symposium: “Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts“, SOC: P. Roming et al., Nikko (Japan), March 2012
  • Conference: “GRBs as Probes: from the Progenitor’s Environment to the High Redshift Universe“, SOC: S. Campana et al., Como Lake (Italy), May 2011
  • GDRE – European Research Group workshop,“Cosmic SFR, stellar mass, metallicity as traced by GRBs, from the local universe to z = 8”, chair: S. Savaglio, Garching (Germany), January 2010 / Rome (Italy) January 2011
  • IAU General Assembly 2009 Joint Discussion: “The First Galaxies: Theoretical Predictions and Observational Clues”, SOC: V. Bromm et al., Rio de Janiero (Brazil), August 2009
  • IAU Symposium 255: “Low-metallicity star formation: From the first stars to   dwarf galaxies”, SOC: L. Hunt et al., Rapallo (Italy), June 2008
  • Workshop at the Ringberg Castle (Tegernsee, Germany), March 2007: “Short Gamma-Ray Bursts: Observations and Physics”, SOC & LOC: H.-T. Janka, M.-A. Aloy, J. Greiner, S. Savaglio & S. Kulkarni
  • Workshop at the Space Telescope Science Institute (Baltimore), March 2005: “Galactic Flows: The Galaxy/IGM Ecosystem”, SOC & LOC: D. Calzetti, T. Heckman, S. Savaglio & K. Sembach
  • Seminar series “Hot Topics in Astrophysics & Physics” at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), chair: S. Savaglio, 2003-2005

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