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physicist , researcher

Francesco Paresce, British physicist, researcher. Achievements include patent for resistive anode image converter; discovery of helium glow in the interplanetary medium, of first extra solar EUV source, of correlation between the Ultraviolet background and hydrogen column density, of 20 blue stragglers in the core of 47 Tucanae. Member International Astronomical Union, American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union.

Background

Paresce, Francesco was born on April 11, 1940 in London. Came to the United States, 1967. Son of Gabriele and Degna (Marconi) Paresce.

Education

Laurea in Fisica, University Rome, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy, University California, Berkeley, 1973.

Career

Research fellow National Research Council/LNF, Frascati, Italy, 1965-1967. Research assistant University California, 1967-1973, assistant research astronomer, 1973-1981, associate research astronomer, 1981-1983. Senior astronomer Space Telescope Science Institute and European Space Agency, Baltimore, 1983-1995, European Southern Observatory, Munich, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for resistive anode image converter. Discovery of helium glow in the interplanetary medium, of first extra solar EUV source, of correlation between the Ultraviolet background and hydrogen column density, of 20 blue stragglers in the core of 47 Tucanae.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor more than 200 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member International Astronomical Union, American Astronomical Society, American Geophysical Union.

Connections

Married Dialta Malvezzi-Campeggi, March 5, 1966. Children: Donata, Ilaria, Camilla.

father:
Gabriele Paresce

mother:
Degna (Marconi) Paresce

spouse:
Dialta Malvezzi-Campeggi

child:
Donata Paresce

child:
Ilaria Paresce

child:
Camilla Paresce