Alberto Franceschini, Italian astronomer, educator. Achievements include research in prediction of the existence of the infrared cosmic background; research in radiation analysis and characterization of cosmological sources. Member of International Astronomical Union (commission 47 cosmology 1983—2004), Society Astronomica Italiana.
Fellow International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy, 1979—1982. Researcher Padova University, Italy, 1982—1989, associate professor, 1995—2002, professor, since 2002. Associate astronomer Astronomical Observatory, 1989—1995.
Chairman science faculty Astronomy Degrees, Padova, since 2002. Chairman observing program committee cosmology panel European Southern Observatory, Munich, 2000—2002. Astronomy working group European Space Agency, Paris, 1999—2002.
Chairman working group on active galaxies National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome, since 2002. Sergeant Italian military, 1978-1979.