Citations for refereed papers: 13740 (h-index: 54) All papers

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INAF – OA Brera
Via E. Bianchi 46
I-23807, Merate (LC), Italy
Tel. +39 039 5971 018
[email protected]
PERSONAL
Italian, 48 years Married Children EDUCATION
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Ph. D. in Astronomy, University of Milan, Advisors: Prof. L Stella & Prof. G. Chincarini Problems on accretion onto com-
pact objects (September 1993) •
B.S. Physics (summa cum laude) University of Pavia, (Ghislieri college), Advisor: Prof. M. Carfora Topological fluctua-
tions in quantum gravity (July 1989) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2003: Associate astronomer/Primo Ricercatore at Brera Observatory
2000-2003: Staff astronomer at Brera Observatory
1998-2000: Technical staff position on X-ray satellites at Brera Observatory
1996-1997: Post-doc fellow (calibration and ground segment of the JET-X) at Brera Observatory 1994-1996: High Energy Astrophysics fellowship (ASI) at Brera Observatory
1993-1994: Short visits: ICRA (Roma), SISSA (Trieste), Princeton University
RESEARCH INTERESTS
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Gamma-ray bursts, focussing on the environment, the progenitors and high redshift objects •
Compact objects, focussing on transient sources (especially LMXRBs in quiescence) and magnetars •
Cosmic X-ray background •
Wavelet detection algorithm for sources in X-ray images, source catalogs and database searches INSTRUMENTATION ACTIVITIES
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Study of polynomial (wide-field) mirrors for X-ray astronomy •
Calibration on ground (at the Panter-MPE site) and in flight of X-ray mirrors and instruments PUBLICATION STATISTICS (AS OF 2014 APRIL 01)
According to my personal statistics: Total number of publications on refereed journals: 294 (9 submitted) First author papers: 50 SPIE: 34 According to ADS: Total number of publications on refereed journals: 299 Proceedings & contributed papers: 215 Circulars & telegrams: 328 (48 first author) Citations for refereed papers: 13740 (h-index: 54) All papers: 15223 (h-index: 55) Editor of proc. of the international congress "Swift and GRBs: Unveiling the relativistic Universe", Eds. S. Campana, G. Chincarini, S. Covino, G. Tagliaferri, Nuovo Cimento v.121B. Editor of proc. of the international congress "GRBs as probes: from the progenitor’s environment to the high redshift Universe", Eds. S. Campana, P. D’Avanzo, Supp. Mem.SAIt in press. Curriculum Vitae Dr. Sergio Campana
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REFEREEING ACTIVITIES
Referee of the following international journals: Nature, The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, Optical Engineering, X-ray Optics and Instrumentations, Advances in Space Research, Nuovo Cimento SERVICE ACTIVITIES (PAST 10 YEARS)
2014: Chair of the Gamma-ray Burst & Magnetar international conference (Bormio, January 2014) 2014: Swift Red team reviewer 2013-4: Chair of the XMM-Newton TAC for SN, SNR and diffuse emission 2013: Chair of the X-ray binary international conference (Bormio, January 2013) 2012: SOC member of the III Congresso Nazionale GRB (Napoli, September 2012) 2012: Chair of the GRB3-GRB4 sessions at the Marcel Grossman 13 meeting (Stockholm, July 2009) 2011: SOC member of the national congress for Swift’s seventh birthday (Milano, November 2011) 2011: Chair of the GRB international congress “GRBs as Probes” (Como, May 2011)
2009: SOC member of the Wide Field X-ray Telescope workshop (Bologna, November 2009) 2009: Chair of the GRB3 session at the Marcel Grossman 12 meeting (Paris, July 2009) 2006: Chair of the national congress for Swift’s second birthday (Merate, November 2006) 2005-6-7: Member of the Swift TAC for Galactic objects 2004-present: Swift: Responsible for the calibration of the XRT instrument 2002-present: Swift associated scientist 2003-4: Member of the XMM-Newton TAC for X-ray binaries 2003: REM: Rapid Eye Mount - Visiting committee (president) 2003-5-7-9-11-13: SOC member/Chair of the national congress on compact objects Partecipation as co-I to several mission proposals: JET-X, Panoram-X, EXTRA, HEXIT, Simbol-X, Duet, ESTREMO, EDGE, XIAO, Xenia, WFXT, EXIST, NHXM, LOFT. PI of the mirror module of the XIAO telescope onboard ÉCLAIR (2008-2009). PI of the Joint UV Survey Telescope (JUST) mission presented in response to the ESA Small Mission call (2013) PI of the Son Of X-Shooter (SOXS) spectrograph presented in response to the ESO call for ideas at NTT (2014) OBSERVING EXPERIENCE
Approved proposals as a PI on: - X-ray: ROSAT, BeppoSAX, Chandra, XMM-Newton, RossiXTE, Integral, Swift - Optical/NIR: ESO-NTT/3.6, ESO-VLT, TNG, REM LEADERSHIP OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS (PAST 10 YEARS)
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ASI Data analysis (GRB, 2011, national PI, 1 yr): 20.0 kE •
ASI Swift (XRT, 2011, 2 yr): 267.0 kE •
PRIN MIUR (GRB, 2010, 2 yr): 47 kE •
ASI Swift (XRT, 2007, 4yr): 134.0 kE •
ASI Archival data proposals (compact objects, National PI, 2007, 1yr): 28.0 kE •
ASI Data analysis (compact objects, 2007, 1yr): 7.0 kE •
ASI Swift (GRB, 2007, 1yr): 12.0 kE Curriculum Vitae Dr. Sergio Campana
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ASI Archival data proposal (compact object, National PI, 2005, 1yr): 189.0 kE •
ASI INTEGRAL (science, 2005, 1yr): 36.0 kE SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS (PAST FIVE YEARS)
• Faint X-ray binary transients in X-ray Binaries conference (Bormio, January 2013) • Dissecting the GRB environment with optical and X-ray observations in Fall 2012 GRB symphosium (Malaga, October 2012) • Swift/XRT GRB studies across the years in Swift and the surprising sky (Milano, November 2011) • A Christmas comet falling onto a neutron star in GRBs as Probes (Como, May 2011) • Exploring the high redshift Universe with GRBs in Cospar 2010 (Bremen, July 2010) • NHXM: a new hard X-ray imaging and polarimetric mission in Cospar 2010 (Bremen, July 2010) • Absorption studies of GRBs in the X-ray band in The shocking Universe (Venezia, September 2009) • Swift advances in compact object science in Neutron stars and Gamma-ray bursts (Cairo, April 2009) DIDACTIC ACTIVITY
• 6 master thesis (first level) • 11 laurea thesis (second level) • 5 Ph.D. thesis HONORS AND AWARDS
2009: Maria & Eric Muhlmann Award, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Swift Team 2007: Bruno Rossi Prize (N. Gehrels & the Swift team) 2006: Popular Science, Best of What's New award, Swift Team 2005: NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement to the Swift Science team 2005: Arecibo distinguished user MAIN DIRECT MEDIA COVERAGE
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INAF press release “Quando una stella muore” (Jan 14, 2014) •
NASA press release “Astronomers Uncover a Transformer Pulsar” (Sep. 25, 2013) •
PSU press release “Transformer Star Discovered with X-rays and radio waves” (Sep. 25, 2013) •
INAF press release “Una pulsar dalla doppia personalità” (Sep. 25, 2013) •
INAF press release “Lampi gamma domati dalle magnetar” (Sep. 19, 2013) •
Scientific American “The strange case of the Christmas burst” (Dec. 24, 2011) •
France Soir “Duex thèses pour expliquer le sursaut gamma de Noël” (Dec. 3, 2011) •
UK space agency “The dual personality of the ‘Christmas burst’” (Dec. 1, 2011) •
El Pais “Un raro estallido celeste admite dos explicaciones distintas subre su origen” (Dec. 1, 2011) •
Le Scienze “Due modelli per il lampo di Natale” (Dec. 1, 2011) •
Sky & Telescope “NASA’s Swift finds a gamma-ray burst with a dual personality” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
ScienceNews “Christmas gamma-ray burst still puzzles” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
Space.com “Competing explanations proposed for strange Christmas space explosion” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
National Geographic “Mysterious Christmas day ‘starburst’ explained?” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
CNN “Christmas gamma-ray burst debated” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
PSU press release “Peculiar cosmic explosion on Christmas 2010 continues to intrigue astronomers” (Nov. 30, 2011) Curriculum Vitae Dr. Sergio Campana
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NASA press release “NASA’s Swift finds a gamma-ray burst with a dual personality” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
ASI press release “Stretta mortale in un lampo di raggi gamma” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
INAF press release “Il lampo di Natale” (Nov. 30, 2011) •
INAF press release “Astrofisico INAF guida Swift verso l’asteroide” (Nov. 11, 2011) •
PSU press release “Asteroid video captured by Nasa’s Swift satellite” (Nov. 11, 2011) •
NASA press release “NASA’s Swift observatory catches asteroid flyby” (Nov. 10, 2011) •
Image on the first page of the Corriere delle Sera (Aug. 31, 2006) •
Science, “Flashing out a Star’s Demise” (Aug. 30, 2006) •
INAF press release “Trilogia italiana per un lampo gamma un po' soft” (Aug. 30, 2006) •
ESO press release “Witnessing the flash from a black hole’s cannibal act” (Dec. 14, 2005) WEB PAGE
http://www.brera.inaf.it/utenti/campana/index.html Curriculum Vitae Dr. Sergio Campana
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