Associates

Board of directors:

Dr. Fabrizio Bernardi, Chief Executive Officer

BernardiFabrizio Bernardi is the Chief Executive Officer of SpaceDyS. He obtained the Master Degree in Astronomy from University of Padova in 1999 and the Ph.D. in Astronomy from University of Roma "Tor Vergata" in 2003. He spent several years as researcher at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawai‘i. His areas of research include orbit determination of Near-Earth Asteroids and impact risk, observation strategies and correlation algorithms of space debris objects.

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Dr. Linda Dimare, Solution Development Manager

DimareLinda Dimare is a member of the Board of Directors of SpaceDyS. She is mainly involved in the orbit determination of space debris. From october 2011 she collaborates to the software development for the radio science experiment of the NASA-JUNO mission to Jupiter.

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Dr. Stefano Cicalò, Mission Analyst at SpaceDyS

CicaloStefano Cicalò obtained the Master Degree in Mathematics from University of Pisa in 2007 and the PhD in 2012. He is a researcher of SpaceDyS and his research interests are related to Celestial Mechanics, especially to rotation of asteroids and terrestrial planets, and orbit determination for radio science experiments.

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Other associates

Prof. Andrea Milani Comparetti, Full Professor of Mathematical Physics at University of Pisa

MilaniAndrea Milani is Full Professor of Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa. His areas of research include the N-body problem, stability of the Solar System, asteroid dynamics and families, satellite geodesy, planetary exploration, orbit determination, and asteroid impact risk. He is the founder of the two web services, NeoDyS and AstDyS, dedicated to providing general information on all known asteroids, and the developer, together with his collaborators over the years, of the software suite ORBFIT.

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Prof. Zoran Knezevic, Full Professor and Director of AOB, Republic of Serbia

ZoranZoran Knezevic is Full Professor and Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. His fields of interest are in asteroid dynamics, in particular of statistical properties and classification into families, in the development of analytical perturbation theories and purely numerical methods for the computation of mean and proper elements, and chaotic dynamics. He is also collaborating with the management of the AstDyS service.

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Dr. Giovanni Battista Valsecchi, Senior Scientist at IASF-INAF Rome

 

ValsecchiGiovanni B. Valsecchi is Senior Scientist at IASF-Rome of INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica). His areas of research include the dynamics of comets, Near-Earth Asteroids, meteoroids, space debris and of the Moon. He is member of the ORBFIT consortium, the team of developers of the software suite ORBFIT, mainly involved in the asteroid impact risk.

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Dr. Alessandro Rossi, Researcher at IFAC-CNR Florence

 

RossiAlessandro Rossi is Senior Researcher at IFAC-CNR, Florence. His areas of research are astrodynamics, in particular space debris, terrestrial and interplanetary space missions, and planetary Sciences, including orbital and rotational dynamics of asteroids, space geodesy, impact risk.

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Dr. Giovanni Federico Gronchi, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Physics at University of Pisa

GronchiGiovanni F. Gronchi is Researcher of Mathematical Physics in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa. His research is on Solar System body dynamics, perturbation theory, orbit determination, singularities, and periodic orbits of the N-body problem. He is member of the ORBFIT consortium, the team of developers of the software suite ORBFIT.

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Dr. Giacomo Tommei, Researcher of Mathematical Physics at University of Pisa

TommeiGiacomo Tommei obtained the Master Degree in Mathematics from University of Pisa in 2002 and the Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Pisa in 2006. His areas of research include orbit determination of Near-Earth Asteroids and impact risk, correlation algorithms of space debris objects and orbit determination for radio science experiments.

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Dr. Elisa Maria Alessi, Research Fellow at IFAC-CNR (Florence

Elisa Maria Alessi works as post-doc research fellow at IFAC-CNR, Florence. She graduated in Physics from the University of Padova and then obtained the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Barcelona (Spain). Her research concerns the dynamics of space debris, the orbit determination for interplanetary missions, the trajectory design in planet-satellite systems and, more in general, the application of dynamical systems tools to celestial mechanics problems.

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Dr. Davide Farnocchia, Post-Doc at JPL, Pasadena, CA,USA

FarnocchiaDavide Farnocchia obtained in 2012 a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Pisa. Formerly a Research Fellow of SpaceDyS, he is now employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA. He obtained the Master Degree in Mathematics from University of Pisa in 2008 and his research interests are related to Celestial Mechanics, especially to the orbit determination and dynamics of small solar system bodies.

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