Fabio Gastaldello

Curriculum Vitae


Education

  • PhD January 2004 Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Milan Bicocca
    Thesis title: Study of metal abundances and mergers in galaxy clusters with XMM Newton
    Supervisor: Dr. Silvano Molendi
  • Degree October 2000 Physics University of Milan
    Thesis title: Evidence for the transition to the propeller phase in a Beppo SAX observation of the transient X-ray pulsar 4U0115+63
    Advisors: Professor Monica Colpi and Dr. Sergio Campana

Professional Activity

  • Staff Reasearcher at IASF (January 2017 - present)
  • Short Term Reasearcher at IASF and Italian Program Manager of the EPIC instrument on board XMM-Newton (January 2012 - December 2016)
  • Post Doctoral Associate at the IASF Milan of the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) (June 2010 - December 2011)
  • Occhialini Fellow at the IASF Milan of the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) (June 2008 - May 2010)
  • Post Doctoral Associate at the University of Bologna Dept. of Astronomy (June 2007 - May 2008)
  • Post Doctoral Associate at the University of California Irvine Dept. of Physics and Astronomy (Feb 2004 - May 2007)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Tokyo University of Science to collaborate with Prof. Matsushita July-August 2009
  • Visiting student at ESO-Garching to collaborate with Dr. S. Ettori August-September 2002

Time allocated for observing programs

  • XMM: 60 ks [Co-I, AO2], 60 ks [PI, AO3], 180 ks [co-I, AO4], 70 ks [co-I, AO5], 130 ks [co-I, AO6], 48 ks [co-I, AO7], 74 ks [PI, AO9], 10 ks PI + 100 ks co-I [AO10], 90 ks (C time) PI + 400 ks co-I [AO11], 216 ks co-I [AO12], 1.2 Ms XCOP [VLP, co-I] + 163 ks co-I [AO13], 200 ks [PI, AO14], 261 ks [co-I, AO15], 3Ms Heritage Program [co-I, AO17], 136 ks PI + 52 ks co-I [C time, AO18], 187 ks (+ 70ks Chandra joint) + 260 ks (C time)[co-I, AO19], 154 ks (PI)+ 260ks (co-I) + 712 ks (co-I, C time) [AO20], 859 ks XGAP (LP, co-PI) + 28ks PI + 751 ks (co-I) [AO21]
  • Chandra: 400 ks [LP, co-I, AO7], 100 ks [co-I, AO9], 500 ks NOGS [LP, co-I, AO10], 44ks + 3hrs joint Chandra/VLA proposal [co-I, AO11], 100 ks PI + 18 ks co-I [AO12], 130 ks co-I [AO13], 68 ks PI [AO14], 51 ks PI + 280 ks co-I [AO15], 200 ks co-I [AO16], 80ks PI + 360 ks co-I [AO17], 200ks co-I [AO18], 30ks co-I [AO19], 396 ks + 5 HST orbits co-I [AO22]
  • Suzaku: 96 ks [PI, AO2], 62 ks [PI, AO3], 75 ks [co-I, AO4], 160 ks [PI, AO5], 495 ks [co-I, AO7], 480 ks [co-I, AO9]
  • NuSTAR: 200 ks [PI, joint XMM-AO14], 115 ks [co-I, AO1], 100 ks PI + 200 ks co-I [AO2], 110ks + 110ks (re-observation) co-I [AO3], 220 ks co-I [AO4], 584 ks [LP, co-I, AO6] and 132 ks [co-I, AO6]
  • VLT VIMOS IFU: 20 hrs [PI, P 83A]
  • TNG DOLORES: 2 nights [PI, AOT21]
  • LBT : 6 hrs [co-I, 2010A]
  • ALMA : 3.4 hrs [co-I, 2011 Cycle 0]
  • EVLA : 5 hrs [PI, 2013A]
  • uGMRT : 30 hrs on double relic (40_028) + 12 hrs on A1775 (40_025) + 11 hrs on IC 1860 (41_032) + 6 hrs on A1213 (41_093) + 12 hrs on A2589 (41_035) [co-I, 2021]
  • LOFAR : 75 hrs on the field of A2255 (LC12_027) [co-I, 2019], 78 hrs on the field of A2255 (LC15_024) [co-I, 2020], 32 hrs on the A2142 and Corona Borealis superclusters (LC17_012) + 32 hrs on the bridge of A1758 (LC16_008) [co-I, 2021]
  • WHT OASIS IFU: 1 night [PI, 2013B]

Students

  • I have been supervisor or co-supervisor of 1 PHD student, 2 grad students and 10 master students

Peer Review

  • Referee for ApJ, A&A, MNRAS (since 2005), Advances in Astronomy (since 2011), PASJ (since 2015), Nature Astronomy (since 2017)
  • Chandra TAC (3 AOs) member, XMM TAC (3 AOs) member
  • Referee for PHD thesis of Bologna and Tor Vergata Universities and for the Nasa Postodoctoral Program

Awards and Memberships

  • honorable mention awarded to PHD thesis at the Livio Gratton Prize VII edition
  • Occhialini Fellowship 2008
  • IAU Member
  • Member of the XXL (XMM survey) collaboration (20-07-2011 - present)
  • Deputy coordinator of the XXL working group on groups of galaxies at intermediate redshifts (01-09-2011 - present)
  • Member of the NuSTAR Science Team (01-01-2013 - present)
  • Member of the NuSTAR Science Team on clusters of galaxies (01-01-2013 - present)
  • Member of the XIFU instrument proto-consortium to be flown on the future ESA Large Mission Athena (15-03-2015 - present)
  • Member of the background working group of the WIFI instrument of Athena (15-03-2015 - present)
  • Member of the background working group of the XIFU (15-03-2015 - present)
  • Member of the Athena Science working Group 1.2 "The Astrophysics of galaxy groups and clusters" (30-03-2015 - present)
  • Member of the Athena Mission working Group 5.2 - Background (08-04-2015 - present)
  • Member of the AREMBES (Athena Radiation Environment Models and X-ray Background Effects Simulators) team appointed the ESA tender (21-03-2016 - present)
  • Coordinator of the Joint Working Group of the two surveys XXL and HSC Subaru (01-05-2016 - present)
  • SOC member of the italian Comunity Cluster's Meetings (CLUSTER1 and CLUSTER2)
  • Associate Professor (Italian Scientific Qualification / Habilitation 28/03/2017 - 28/03/2023)
  • Deputy Project scientist of the EXACRAD (EXperimental evaluation of Athena Charged particle background from secondary Radiation and scattering in Optics) team appointed the ESA tender (06-10-2017 - present)
  • Leader of the ISSI team Soft Protons in the Magnetosphere focused by X-ray Telescopes
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the XMM Heritage program "Witnessing the culmination of structure formation in the Universe"
  • Member of the Science team on galaxy clusters of the WEAVE project
  • Member of the LOFAR Working Group on Clusters, Survey Key Project

Publications

  • 149 papers in refereed journals for a total of 4499 citations to date; h-index of 38, first author h-index of 10