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Alberto Franceschini

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.

Background

  • Franceschini, Alberto was born on February 17, 1952 in Verona, Italy. Son of Guerrino and Albertina (Albertini) Franceschini.

  • Education

    • Degree in Physics, Padova University, Italy, 1977.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in prediction of the existence of the infrared cosmic background. Research in radiation analysis and characterization of cosmological sources.

    Works

    • Editor: Astronomy and Astrophysics at Sub Millimeter Wavelengths, 2000.

    Membership

    Member of International Astronomical Union (commission 47 cosmology 1983—2004), Society Astronomica Italiana.

    Connections

    • Married Antonella Arzone, June 1, 1991. Children: Elisa, Gianluca.
    • father: Guerrino Franceschini
    • mother: Albertina (Albertini) Franceschini
    • spouse: Antonella Arzone
    • children: Elisa Franceschini
    • Gianluca Franceschini
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    Born February 17, 1952
    (age 65)
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    • 1977
      Padova University
    • 1979 - 1982
      Fellow, International School for Advanced Studies
      Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
    • 1982 - 1989
      researcher, Padova University
      Italy
    • 1989 - 1995
      associate, astronomer Astronomical Observatory