Projects

International science teams

  • GRAWITA – GRAvitational Wave Inaf TeAm (2018 – present)
  • ENGRAVE – Electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational wave sources at the Very Large Telescope (2018 – present)
  • THESEUS – Transient High Energy Sources and Early Universe Surveyor (ESA M5 mission, 2014 – present)
  • EELT-HIRES – High Resolution Spectrograph at the European Extremely Large Telescope (2012 – present)
  • GHostS – GRB Host Studies (2005 – present, PI: S. Savaglio)

Past science teams

  • THOR – Turbulence Heating ObserverR (ESA M4 mission, 2015 – 2018)
  • XTiDE – X-ray Time Domain Explorer (2014 – 2015)
  • GDRE – European Research Group (2009 – 2014, co-PI: S. Savaglio)
  • GROND – Gamma-Ray Burst Optical/Near-Infrared Detector  (2006 – 2014)
  • 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

  • Science Committee, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF, May 2020 – present)
  • Cosmos Award – Jury for the selection of best book in popular science in Physics and Astrophysics (Reggio Calabria 2019 – present)
  • AAUG (Astronomy Archives User Group) –  European Space Agency (May 2018 – present)
  • Galileo Award President of the Jury for the selection of finalists of best book in popular science – 12th edition (Padua, February 2018)
  • Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) / National Scientific Abilitation – Committee member (Italy, November 2016 – August 2018)
  • Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee – Cycle 25, Panel: Galaxies & Intergalactic Medium (June 2017)
  • 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

  • CoI PRIN “The new frontier of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics: follow-up of electromagnetic transient counterparts of gravitational wave sources” (2019-2020): 896,000 euros grant
  • 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

  • Meeting online Gabriella Greison (physicist, writer, playwright and stage actress) author of Six Women who changed the World, for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, organised by Regione Calabria and Centre of Women’s Studies “Milly Villa (University of Calabria), attended online by more than 10,000 school students in Calabria and in Italy
  • International conference “Plasma Physics and Astrophysics up to 2020 and beyond” in honour of Pierluigi Veltri’s 70th birthday, University of Calabria, 7-8 October 2019
  • One day meeting: “Outsider within – Gender and Science“, for the 20th anniversary of the Centre of Women’s Studies “Milly Villa, at University of Calabria, chair: Giovanna Vingelli, 12 December 2017. Among the many guests, Piera Levi-Montalcini, from the Livia-Montalcini Foundation.
  • 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, University of Calabria (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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