MELCHIORRI ALESSANDRO

Ricercatore 
Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento  (FIS/05)
Ateneo Univ. 'LA SAPIENZA' - ROMA 
Struttura di afferenza Dipartimento di FISICA 
Recapiti Elenco recapiti telefonici
E-Mail alessandro.melchiorri@roma1.infn.it

Orari di ricevimento

lun 10.30-12.30

Curriculum


CV
Education
[1984-1989]
Secondary School certificate at the State Secondary School
(Liceo Classico) "Giulio Cesare" (Rome)
with marks 60/60.
[1990-1995]
Undergraduate studies in Physics at the
University of Rome "La Sapienza".
Undergraduate research Thesis
{it "Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization",
in the group of Prof. N. Vittorio.
Graduated with marks 110/110 cum laude, 28/3/1996.

[11/1997-10/2000]
Ph.D position in Astronomy at the
Physics Department of the University of Rome (Italy). Ph.D.
thesis {it "Theoretical Studies relative to Cosmic Background
Anisotropies" (Supervisor Prof. N. Vittorio) discussed the 20/3/2001.
Appointments

Academic long term/permanent appointments

[1997 - 1999] Academic host at the
Physics Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

[2000-2002] Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Oxford, UK.
Fellowship awarded by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, UK.
[April-May 2002] Academic host at the Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University Princeton, USA.
Invited by prof. David Spergel.
[11/2002 - Present] Ricercatore, University of Rome ``Sapienza''.

Academic short term appointments
[Nov 1999] Academic host at CITA, Canadian Institute of
Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Invited by Prof. Richard J. Bond.
[11/2004] Academic Host, Fermilab, invited by Prof. Rocky Kolb
and Prof. Scott Dodelson.
[3/2005] Academic Host, Caltech, Invited by Prof. Marc Kamionkowski.
[10/2005] Academic Host, Cornell University, Invited by
Prof. Rachel Bean.
[(6-7)/2006] Academic Host, UNAM, Mexico, invited by Prof. Axel
de La Macorra.
[(11-12)/2007] Science Associate, CERN, Geneva.
[(7/8)/2009] Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA.
[8/2010] Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA.
[6/2011] Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA.
[2/2012] Visiting Professor, UAM, University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
[8/2012] Visiting Professor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA, Pasadena, California, USA.
[8/2013] Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA.
[9/2013] Visiting Professor, Kavli Institute, SLAC, Stanford, California, USA.

Other
[1996-1997]
Civil Service in substitution of the obligatory military service at
the School "Centro Elis" (Rome).

Teaching Experience
[1998] Assistant at the undergraduate course in Advanced
Quantum Mechanics by prof. R. Casalbuoni, Physics Department,
University of Geneva.
[1999] Assistant at the undergraduate course in Electrodynamics 2
by prof. R. Durrer, Physics Department,
University of Geneva.
[1999] Assistant at the undergraduate course in Electrodynamics 1
by prof. A. G. Clark, Physics Department,
University of Geneva.
[2002-2005] Assistant at undergraduate courses in Physics
(prof. P. Loverre, E. Massaro, L. Zanello,), University of Rome.
[2002] Course on "CMB and Galaxy Clustering" ($2$ hours) at 9th Chalonge School
in Astrofundamental Physics, Palermo, September 2002.
[2004-2005] $20$ hours Phd course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2004-2005] $20$ hours Phd course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of Salerno.
[2004-2005] $40$ hours Undergraduate Course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of
Rome.
[2004-2005] $4$ hours Course on "Dark Matter and Dark Energy",
International School on SZ Effect, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, July,
2004.
[2004-2005] $4$ hours Course on "CMB and Cosmological Parameters",
School in Data Analysis and Cosmology, Valencia, September 6-11,
2004.
[2005-2006] $40$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2005-2006] $60$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physics I for Informatics, University of Rome.
[2005-2006] $20$ hours Phd course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2006-2007] $40$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2006-2007] $60$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physics I for Informatics, University of Rome.
[2006-2007] $20$ hours Phd course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2007-2008] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2007-2008] $60$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physics I for Informatics, University of Rome.
[2008-2009] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2008-2009] $60$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physics I for Chemistry, University of Rome.
[2008-2009] $10$ hours Phd course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2009-2010] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2009-2010] $36$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physics I for Chemistry, University of Rome.
[2009-2010] $16$ hours Phd course in Theoretical Cosmology, University of Salerno, Italy.
[2010-2011] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2011-2012] $64$ hours Undergraduate Course in Astronomy, University of Rome.
[2012] $32$ hours Undergraduate Course in Cosmology, University of Madrid, Spain.
[2011-2012] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2012-2013] $64$ hours Undergraduate Course in Astronomy, University of Rome.
[2012-2013] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2012-2013] $2$ hours PhD course at the "NeXT PhD Summer School", Queen Mary University, London, UK.
[2012-2013] $1$ hour PhD lecture at the "ISAPP 2013 Summer School", Stockolm, Sweden.
[2013-2014] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Physical Cosmology, University of Rome.
[2013] $2$ hours lectures in "Theory of the CMB" at the "International School of Space Science", "Observing the Universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background", l'Aquila, Italy, April 22-26, 2014.
[2014-2015] $48$ hours Undergraduate Course in Astronomy, University of Rome.

Supervised Students and Final Marks
Laurea Quadriennale (Master Thesis)
1. (2003) Paolo Serra, 110/110
2. (2005) Tommaso Giannantonio 110/110 and laude
3. (2006) Michela Paganelli, 98/110
4. (2006) Irene Sorbera, 108/110
5. (2006) Barbara Paciello, 110/110
6. (2007) Attilio Dariol, 101/110
7. (2013) Paola Giammaria, 102/110

Laurea Triennale (Graduate Thesis)
1. (2004) Luca Pagano, 110/110 and laude
2. (2005) Francesco De Bernardis, 110/110 and laude
3. (2005) Roberta Camerini, 110/110 and laude
4. (2005) Mirko Pacifici, 105/110,
5. (2006) Manuela Venturi, 110/110 and laude
6. (2006) Chiara Melchiorre 100/110
7. (2006) Stefania Pandolfi 110/110 and Laude
8. (2006) Elena Giusarma 106/110
9. (2006) Valentina Mangano 110/110
10. (2006) Roberta Gerbasi 108/110
11. (2006) Luca Naticchioni 110/110
12. (2006) Francesca Scipioni 107/110
13. (2006) Micol Benetti, 104/110
14. (2006) Paolo Fermani, 110/110 and laude
15. (2006) Marco Innocenti, 110/110 and laude
16. (2006) Simona Iudicone, 106/110
17. (2006) Martina Corsi, 110/110 and laude
18. (2006) Emanuela Giannini, 110/110 and laude
19. (2006) Andrea Maselli, 110/110
20. (2006) Lisa Scalone, 108/110
21. (2006) Vincenzo Obiso, 110/110 and laude
22. (2006) Rosamaria Crea, 110/110 and laude
23. (2007) Eloisa Menegoni, 106/110.
24. (2007) Selene Risi, 109/110.
25. (2007) Alfredo Carpineti, 106/110
26. (2007) Maria Archidiacono, 110/110 and Laude
27. (2007) Donatella Fiorucci, 110/110
28. (2008) Alice Pisani, 110/110
29. (2008) Giulia de Angelis 94/110
30. (2008) Luigi Perna 98/110
31. (2008) Samuele Antonucci 101/110
32. (2008) Rosa Maggi 104/110
33. (2008) Andrea Bracco 110/110 and Laude
34. (2008) Giovanni Pisani 110/110 and Laude
35. (2008) Martina Vicinanza 108/110
36. (2009) Maria Concetta Tringali 96/110
37. (2009) Najla Said 110/110
38. (2009) Alessandro Pasqui 99/110
39. (2009) Chiara Teodori 96/110
40. (2009) Valentina Salvatelli 110/110 and Laude
41. (2009) Gioia Rau 97/110
42. (2010) Elisabetta Giuliani 107/110
43. (2010) Martina Gerbino 110/110 and Laude
44. (2010) Federico Bianchini 110/110
45. (2011) Alessia Tortosa 99/110
46. (2011) Elva Cecconi 102/110
47. (2012) Stefano Risoli 104/110
48. (2012) Eleonora Buscemi 96/110
49. (2012) Giulia Biosa 101/110
50. (2012) Lorenzo Pieri 110/110 and Laude
51. (2012) Matteo Di Giovanni 104/110
52. (2012) Claudia De Luca 108/110
53. (2013) Anna Silvia Baldi 107/110
54. (2013) Silvia Martocchia 110/110 and Laude
55. (2013) Gabriele Coppi 110/110 and Laude
56. (2013) Francesca Marchi 110/110
57. (2013) Valerio Roscani 102/110
58. (2013) Giulia Rosati 86/110
59. (2013) Federica Duras 107/110
Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale
1. (2007) Luca Pagano, 110/110 and Laude, May 2007.
2. (2007) Francesco de Bernardis 110/110 and Laude, July 2007.
3. (2008) Roberta Camerini, 110/110 and Laude, April 2008.
4. (2008) Erminia Calabrese, 110/110 and Laude, July 2008.
5. (2008) Matteo Martinelli, 110/110 and Laude, July 2008.
6. (2008) Silvia Galli, 110/110 and Laude, October 2008.
7. (2008) Stefania Pandolfi, 110/110 and Laude, October 2008.
8. (2009) Marco Ruzza, 110/110 and Laude, January 2009.
9. (2009) Elena Giusarma, 110/110 and Laude, July 2009.
10. (2009) Paolo Fermani, 110/110 and Laude, July 2009.
11. (2009) Eloisa Menegoni, 110/110, July 2009.
12. (2009) Alessandro Seganti, Co-supervised with Dr. Luca Amendola 110/110 and laude, September 2009.
13. (2009) Giammarco Campanella, Co-supervised with Dr. Giovanna Tinetti, 110/110 and laude, September 2009.
14. (2009) Andrea Maselli, 110/110 and laude, October 2009.
15. (2009) Maria Archidiacono, 110/110 and laude, October 2009.
16. (2010) Selene Risi, 110/110 and laude, January 2010
17. (2010) Eleonora Di Valentino, 110/110 and laude, July 2010
18. (2010) Micol Benetti, 110/110, September 2010.
19. (2010) Giovanni Pisani, 110/110, October 2010.
20. (2010) Rosa Maggi, 110/110 and laude, December 2010.
21. (2011) Alice Pisani, 110/110 and laude, January 2011
22. (2011) Martina Corsi, 110/110 and laude, May 2011.
23. (2011) Luigi Squillante, 110/110 and laude, May 2011.
24. (2011) Valentina Salvatelli 110/110 and laude, July 2011.
25. (2011) Najla Said 110/110 and laude, July 2011.
26. (2011) Emanuele Castorina 110/110 and laude, September 2011
27. (2011) Gioia Rau 110/110 and laude, October 2011
28. (2011) Andrea Bracco 110/110 and laude, November 2011
29. (2012) Martina Gerbino 110/110 and laude, July 2012
30. (2012) Federico Bianchini 110/110 and laude, July 2012.
31. (2013) Giacomo Fragione 110/110 and laude, July 2013.
32. (2013) Pasquale Bosso 108/110, July 2013
33. (2013) Antonella Palmese 110/110 and Laude, October 2013.
34. (2013) Alessia Tortosa 110/110 and Laude, October 2013.
35. (2013) Laura Salvati 110/110 and Laude, October 2013.
36. (2014) Elisabetta Giuliani 110/110 and Laude, October 2014
37. (2014) Edwige Pezzulli 110/110 and Laude, Co-supervised with Dr. Raffaella Schneider, October 2014
38. (2014) Mattia Mancini 110/110 and Laude, Co-supervised with Dr. Raffaella Schneider, October 2014
Ph. D. studentsfootnote{First position after PhD shown in square brackets for students that remained in academia.
1. (2007) Paolo Serra, Astronomy, [postdoc at NASA/AMS, CA, USA] .
2. (2010) Luca Pagano, Astronomy, [postdoc at NASA/JPL, CA, USA].
3. (2010) Francesco de Bernardis, Astronomy, [postdoc at Irvine, CA, USA].
4. (2010) Giulia Gubitosi, Physics, [postdoc at Saclay, Paris, France].
5. (2011) Silvia Galli (Joint Resarch project with Prof. James Bartlett, APC, Paris), Physics, [Postdoc at IAP, Paris, France].
6. (2011) Erminia Calabrese, Astronomy, [postdoc at University of Oxford, UK].
7. (2011) Stefania Pandolfi, Astronomy, [postdoc at Dark Center, University of Copenaghen, DK].
8. (2011) Matteo Martinelli, Physics, [postdoc at SISSA, Trieste, Italy].
9. (2012) Maria Archidiacono, Astronomy, [postdoc at University of Aarhus, DK]..
10. (2012) Eloisa Menegoni, Astronomy, [postdoc at University of Heidelberg, Germany].
11. (2013) Micol Benetti, Astronomy, [postdoc at University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil]
12. (2014) Arianna Di Cintio (joint Research project with Alexander Knebe, Madrid), [postdoc at Dark Center, University of Copenaghen, DK].
13. (2014) Eleonora di Valentino, Physics, [Postdoc at IAP, Paris, France].
14. (2014) Najla Said, Astronomy.
15. (2014) Valentina Salvatelli, Astronomy, [Postdoc at Marseille University, France].
16. (2014) Andrea Marchini, Physics.

Current Ph. D. students
1. Martina Gerbino 3rd year, Physics.
2. Laura Salvati 2nd year, Astronomy.
3. Giovanni Cabass, 1st year, Astronomy.
Postdocs
(2003-2005) Carolina Odman (Marie Curie Postdoc in Rome, La
Sapienza, IT)
(2013-2015) Elena Giusarma (INFN, Theory postdoc).
External Ph. D. Examiner
Carolina Odman, Cambridge, 2003
Jussi Valiviita, Helsinki, 2005
Fabrizio Briscese, Rome, 2008
Reijo Keskitalo, Helsinki, 2009
Manuel Pena Jimenez, Valencia, 2013
Elena Giusarma, Valencia, 2013
Funding Information

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-5: Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies and
Polarization: a bridge between cosmology and new fundamental physics,
Principal Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $120$ Keuro.
PRIN 2004- "PROGETTO GEMINI: MISURA DEL SEGNALE
SUNYAEV-ZELDOVICH DA AMMASSI DI GALASSIE NEI DUE EMISFERI.",
Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $300$ Keuro.
PRIN 2006- "COSMOLOGIA MILLIMETRICA CON GRANDI MOSAICI DI
RIVELATORI", Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $278$ Keuro.
PRIN 2009- "Spettroscopia millimetrica e submillimetrica per studi ad alta
risoluzione di galassie primordiali e ammassi di galassie", Investigator,
Grant Value (approximate): $257$ Keuro.
PRIN 2012- "Theoretical Astroparticle Physics", Investigator,
Grant Value (approximate): $426$ Keuro.
PRIN-INAF 2009 "Astronomy probes fundamental physics",
Co-Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $80$ Keuro.
Contratto ASI (da call nazionale) COFIS/ASI I/016/07/0,
"Constraining Fundamental Physics with Cosmology",
Co-Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $40$ Keuro.
Fondi di Ateneo Federato AST 2008 - Universit� La Sapienza di Roma,
Principal Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $10$ Keuro.
Fondi di Ateneo Federato AST 2009 - Universit� La Sapienza di Roma,
Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $10$ Keuro.
Fondi di Ateneo 2007- Universit� La Sapienza di Roma "Misure di precisione
sul fondo cosmico a microonde",
Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $30$ Keuro.
Fondi di Ateneo 2010- Universit� La Sapienza di Roma "PRECISION
OBSERVATIONAL COSMOLOGY",
Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $30$ Keuro.
Fondi di Ateneo 2011- "PRECISION COSMOLOGY and FUNDAMENTAL
PHYSICS", Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $30$ Keuro.
Convenzione Quadro tra ASI ed INAF per "Planck LFI Fase E2 Attivit�
Scientifiche", I/072/09/0., Co-Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $10$ Keuro.
Contratto ASI EUCLID-IC (I/031/10/0),
Co-Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $10$ Keuro.
Collaborazione scientifica Tecnologica Italia-Slovenia "Cosmobridge" (Bando
Ministero degli Esteri), Co-Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $5$ Keuro.
INFN Grant for the organization of a 2 months workshop at the Galileo Galilei
Institute in Florence, 2009, Co-Investigator, Grant Value (approximate): $100$ Keuro.
Italian Physical Society Grant for the organization of a Enrico Fermi School
in Varenna, "New Horizons for Modern Cosmology", 2013, Co-Investigator,
Grant Value (approximate): $60$ Keuro.
INFN Grants for the coordination of the Astroparticle Physics node in Rome, FA-51 and TASP, Principal Investigator, approximately 10 Keuro par year, since 2006.

Sapienza Ricerca 2010 Prize for the best research in physics at the university of Rome "Sapienza" in 2010.
Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2012, idoneit� a professore associato per
i settori 02/A1, 02/A2, 02/C1.
Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale 2012, idoneit� a professore ordinario per
il settore 02/A2.

Collaboration and Coordination Membership

Associate INFN, Astroparticle Theoretical Physics node in Rome La Sapienza. Coordinator
of "Iniziativa Specifica FA51" Astroparticle Physics node in Rome.
Associate INAF.
Planck Scientist (I have the rights to sign all future papers coming from the Planck satellite experiment) and member of the PLANCK LFI Core Team.
Member of the EUCLID satellite Science Team (Red Book).
Member of BOOMERANG (Balloon Observations Of
Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation ANd Geomagnetics) experiment.
{it http://oberon.roma1.infn.it/boomerang/b2k/
Member of the OLIMPO experiment.
Member of the MITO experiment.
Member of the SAGACE satellite Science team (Proposal).
Member of the COrE satellite Science team (Proposal).
Member of the Herschel-SPIRE Legacy Survey (HSLS) Science Team (Proposal).
Co-coordinator of Oxford Planck Surveyor Data Processing Center (2000-2002).
Co-coordinator of Oxford node of CMBNET TMR Network (2000-2002).
Co-organizer of CMBNET, Organisational Workshop, 6-8 December
2000, Oxford, UK.
Co-organizer of CMBNET Workshop on Science and Parameter Extraction,
Universita' di Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy, May 24-25, 2001.
Co-organizer of CMBNET Workshop on Science and Parameter Extraction,
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, February 20-21, 2003.
Co-organizer of Oxford-Princeton Workshop on Cosmology,
Princeton University, Princeton, USA, March 20-21, 2003.
Organizer of the 2009 Workshop at the Galileo Galilei
Institute in Florence ``New Horizons For Modern Cosmology''.
Co-Organizer of the "Azores School on Observable Cosmology",
Azores, Portugal, September 2011
Co-director of the "New Horizons for Observational Cosmology"
Enrico Fermi SIF School, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, 2013

Referee for Physical Review D, Physical Review Letters,
Astrophysical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, International
Journal of Modern Physics D, JCAP, JHEP,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Invited Editor for New Astronomy Reviews,
Proceedings of the 2nd CMBnet Workshop (February 2003, Oxford).
Invited Editor for Nuclear Physics B, Proceedings Supplement,
Proceedings of the GGI conference (February 2009, Florence).
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Foreign Languages
a. English (good)
c. French (good)
Summary of Scientific Achievements
According to the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (url{http://adslabs.org/adsabs)
at 30/12/2014 (usually the most reliable for astronomy/astrophysics)
I can retrieve the following bibliometric information:
Total Number of Papers: 359 (282 Refereed).
Total Number of Citations: 21951 (20579 Refereed).
h-index: 70 (68 Refereed)
considering the following (conservative) Impact Factor values:
PRD $4.6$, PRL $7.2$, JCAP $5.7$, A& A $4.2$, ApJ $6$,
IJMPD $1$, New Astronomy R $1$, MNRAS $4.9$, Astroparticle Physics $3.4$
I obtain a TOTAL impact factor of approximately $1130$.
Considering an academic age since the PhD (20/3/2001) of $sim 14$ years I have a normalized
h-index of $sim 5$.

According to the inSPIRE HEP database (url{http://inspirehep.net/?ln=it)
at 30/12/2014 I can retrieve the following bibliometric information:
begin{itemize
Total Number of Papers: 311 (246 Refereed).
Total Number of Citations: 21004 (19442 Refereed).
h-index: 64 (62 Refereed)
end{itemize
According to the Google Scholar database (url{http://scholar.google.it/)
at 30/12/2014 I can retrieve the following bibliometric information:
begin{itemize
Total Number of Citations: 20009.
h-index: 69
end{itemize

According to the ISI Web of Science database
at 30/12/2014 I can retrieve the following bibliometric information:
begin{itemize
Total Number of Refereed Papers: 263.
Total Number of Citations: 9478.
h-index: 55
end{itemize
According to the SCOPUS database (url{www.scopus.com)
at 30/12/2014 I can retrieve the following bibliometric information:
begin{itemize
Total Number of Refereed Papers: 285.
Total Number of Citations: 9841.
h-index: 47
end{itemize
Probably the ISI and SCOPUS databases are still not taking into account the recently published,
and highly cited, PLANCK 2013 papers.

Publications - Impact on Media

The BOOMERanG results appeared on the front page
of several popular american and european newspapers including the New York Times
(November 26th 1999, April 27th 2000, April 20th 2001) and
have been included in the $10$ most important discoveries
of the year in science (Science 2000 December 22nd; 290: 2221-2225).
The results on Neutrino Anisotropies
obtained in collaboration with R. Trotta,
appeared between the Research Highlights on Nature (July 2005).
The results was also commented in other magazines like Physics World,
Universe Today and The Economist.
The Planck 2013 result appeared on the
front page of several popular american and european newspapers including the
New York Times (March 23rd, 2013).
The Planck 2014 result on polarized dust also
appeared on several newspaper (see, for example,
url{http://www.repubblica.it/scienze/2014/09/24/news/misura_big_bang_da_rifare-96575097/)
The recent result on Interacting Dark Energy (Salvatelli et al., PRL 2014),
also appeared on several newspaper and media press releases.
See, for example, the press release from the university of Rome :url{http://www.uniroma1.it/sapienza/archivionotizie/ricerca-materia-oscura-nuove-scoperte.

Invited talks at Conferences and Advanced Schools

1. 19th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology,
held in Paris, France, Dec. 14-18, 1998.''The Gravitational Wave
Contribution to the Cosmic Microwave Background''.
2. Topological Defects and the non-equilibrium dynamics of symmetry
breaking phase transition, Les Houches, 16th-26th February, 1999.
``Topological Defects in Cosmology''
3. Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallee d'Aoste,
La Thuile, Aosta, February 27-March 4, 2000.{it Plenary Talk,
``Round table on the future of Cosmology and Particle Physics''.
4. VIII Convegno su Problemi di Fisica Teorica, Cortona 2000,
10-20 June 2000. Plenary Talk.
"Boomerang e i modelli cosmologici".
5. Problems of vacuum energy, 24-26 August 2000, NORDITA and TAC,
Copenhagen, Denmark; Plenary Talk.
``Consequences on the Cosmological Constant from the BOOMERanG experiment''.
6. EuroConference on Frontiers in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology,
San Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 30 September - 5 October 2000;
``Big bang nucleosynthesis and the Boomerang experiment''
7.``Higgs and Supersymmetry '', Orsay, Paris, March 19-22, 2001;
Plenary Talk, ``Balloon experiments for CMB''
8. Convegno Informale di Fisica Teorica, Cortona, 30 May-2 June 2001;
Plenary Talk, "Nuovi risultati da Boomerang".
9. ``Frontiers of the Universe'', XIII Rencontres de Blois,
17th - 23rd June 2001; Plenary Talk,
``Cosmological Parameters from BOOMERanG''.
10. COSMO-01 International Workshop on Particle Physics and the
Early Universe, Rovaniemi, Aug 30-Sep 04, 2001; Plenary Talk,
``Cosmological parameters from BOOMERanG''
11. Frontiers in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology,
Lenggries (Munich), Germany, 29 September-4 October 2001;
Plenary Talk, ``Status of CMBR''.
12. 4th Heidelberg International Conference on Dark Matter in
Astro- and Particle Physics, Cape Town, South Africa
(February 2002. Eds. H. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and R. Viollier).
Plenary Talk,
``Multiple Peaks in the CMB from BOOMERanG and DASI:
Consequences for Cosmology''.
13. ``MATTER-ANTIMATTER ASYMMETRY'',
XIV Rencontres de Blois, 16th - 22rd June 2002;
Plenary Talk, ``Cosmological parameters: status and prospects''.
14. ``ON THE NATURE OF DARK ENERGY'',
XVIIIth IAP Colloquium, Paris, 1st-5th July 2002;
``The Death of Quintessence ?''.
15. 8th Summer Institute at Gran Sasso National Laboratory,
``New Dimensions in Astroparticle Physics'',
July 7-19, 2002, Assergi, Italy; Plenary Talk,
``Cosmological parameters: status and prospects''
16. TAUP 2001 (7th international workshop on Topics in
Astroparticle and Underground Physics), Sep 2001,
Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi, Italy;
``Early-Universe constraints from Boomerang, Dasi and Maxima''
17. JENAM 2002, The Cosmology of Extra dimensions and varying
Fundamental Constants. Porto, Portugal, 4-7, September 2002;
Plenary Talk,
``CMB and Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects''.
18. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ASTROPHYSICS ``DANIEL CHALONGE'',
ASTROFUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS, Palermo, September 7-18, 2002;
Plenary Talk, ``CMB and Galaxy Clustering''.
19. COSMO-02, International Workshop on Particle Physics and the
Early Universe, Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 18-21, 2002;
``New Constraints on Dark Matter and Dark Energy''
20. Spanish Relativity Meeting in Gravitation and Cosmology,
ERE- 2002, Menorca, Spain, September 22-24, 2002;
Plenary Talk,
```CMB and Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects''.
21. Supersymmetry and the Early Universe.
Annual School and Mid-Term Review Meeting of the Fifth Framework,
EC Network (HPRN-CT-2000-00152) Oxford, 26-29 September 2002;
Plenary Talk,
``CMB determination of the cold dark matter density''.
22. CMB and Cosmology: Where Are We? CMBNet Ringberg Meeting
and Mid Term Review
(2-6 December 2002, Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, Germany);
``Constraints on Inflation from CMB measurements''.
23. 1st Oxford-Princeton Workshop on Cosmology
Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, USA.
March 17-18th, 2003; "The state of the equation of state".
24. Euresco Conference, 'What comes beyond the Standard Model',
12. - 17. July 2003 Portoroz, Slovenja;
Plenary Talk,
''`CMB and Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects''.
25. AHEP 2003, International Workshop on Astroparticle and High
Energy Physics October 14 - 18, 2003, Valencia, Spain; Plenary
Talk,
``CMB and Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects''.
26. Rencontres de Moriond 2004, Exploring the Universe
Contents and Structures of the Universe La Thuile, Italy
(March 28 - April 4, 2004); Plenary Talk,
``New constraints on Dark Energy''
27. International Enrico Fermi School of Physics, Background Microwave
Radiation and Intracluster Cosmology,6-16 July 2004, Varenna,
Italy. Invited Lecture,
''New constraints on Dark Matter and Dark Energy''
28. Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge, 8th Paris Cosmology
Colloquium 2004, Observatoire de Paris, Paris.9th-10th DECEMBER 2004
Plenary Talk, `Cosmological constraints on Neutrino Physics'
29. 3rd Oxford-Princeton Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology
Jadwin Hall, Princeton University, USA. February 28th-March 2nd, 2005.
Plenary Talk,''Dark energy and the ISW"
30.Incontri informali di Fisica Teorica, Cortona,
28 Maggio 2005,``L'effetto Sachs Wolfe Integrato'',
Invited Talk
31. Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge, 9th Paris Cosmology
Colloquium 2005, Observatoire de Paris, Paris.26th-30th June 2005
Plenary Talk, `Cosmology and Neutrino Physics'
32. Cosmo-05, Bonn. August 28 - September 01, 2005,
``New Constraints on Neutrino Physics''
33. ENTApP Dark Matter meeting at SISSA, October 2005,
Round Table on ``The covariant formulation of the MOND theory as an
alternative to the existence of dark matter'',
Invited Talk.
34. NO-VE III International Workshop on:
"NEUTRINO OSCILLATIONS IN VENICE", February 7-10, 2006,
``Neutrino Masses in Cosmology'', Invited talk.
35. Fundamental Physics With Cosmic Microwave Background
Radiation, Irvine, March 23-25, 2006. ``Constraints on Neutrino
Physics from Cosmology'', Invited Talk
36. L'eredit� scientifica di Ettore Majorana, Rome,
December 7th, 2006. ``L'Universo dei Neutrini'', Invited talk.
37. Problemi Attuali di Fisica Teorica, Vietri sul Mare,
Salerno, March 30th-April 4th 2007,
``WMAP-normalized Inflationary Model Predictions and the Search
for Primordial Gravitational Waves with Direct Detection
Experiments'', Invited Talk.
38. XII International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes,
Venice, March 6-9, 2007, ``Is Cosmology Compatible with Sterile
Neutrinos ?'', Invited Talk.
39. XIX�mes Rencontres de Blois,
Matter and energy in the Universe: from nucleosynthesis to cosmology,
Blois, France, 20th May - 25th May, 2007,
``New Constraints on Neutrino Physics from Cosmology'',
Invited Talk.
40. IFAE 2007, VI edizione degli Incontri sulla Fisica delle
Alte Energie, 11-13 Aprile 2007, Napoli,
``New Constraints on Neutrino Physics from Cosmology'',
Invited Talk.
41. DAC07 Data Analysis in Cosmology 2007,Santander, Spain,
9-12 July, 2007, ``Cosmology and Fundamental Physics'',
Invited Talk.
42. Mini-workshop on Dark-Energy and Gravitational Waves,
July 25 - 27, 2007, APCTP Headquarters, Pohang, South Korea,
``New Consraints on the Dark Side'', Invited Talk.
43. Ecole Internationale Daniel Chalonge
11th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2007,
August 16-18, 2007, ``New Constraints on the Dark Side'',
Invited Talk.
44. The Path to Neutrino Mass, Workshop 3-6 September 2007,
University of Aarhus, ``Constraining Neutrino Mass with Cosmology'',
Invited Talk.
45. Societa' Italiana di Fisisca, XCIII National Congress
Pisa, 24 - 29 September 2007, ``New Constraints on the Dark Side'',
Invited Talk.
46. European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshops.
Porto, 26-30 March 2008, ``New Constraints on the Dark Side'',
Invited Talk.
47. GWADW2008 Workshop, Elba Island, Italy, May 12 to 18, 2008,
"The Cosmological Gravitational Wave Background", Invited Talk.
48. VIII Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics "Speakable and unspeakable in gravitational physics", 7/12/2009, Mexico, Invited Talk
49. GGI Institute, Conference on ``The Dark Matter Connection: Theory and Experiment', May 17th-21st 2010, Florence, Italy. ``Precision Cosmology. Status and Perspectives'', Invited Talk.
50. IRAP PHD Lectures, February 1st-19th, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France., 1st-19th February 2010.
``New Results on Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies'', Invited Lecture.
51. 5th Iberian Cosmology Meetiing, 29-31 March 2010, Porto, Portugal.
``New Constraints on Neutrino Mass and Dark Energy Equation of State'', Invited Talk.
52. School on ``Neutrino Masses'', Padova 3-6 May 2010, Italy.
``Neutrinos in Cosmology'', Invited Talk.
53. PASCOS 2010, July 19th-23rd 2010, Valencia, Spain. ``CMB Anisotropies: Status and
Perspectives'', Invited Plenary Talk.
54. The second Galileo - Xu Guangqi meeting, July 12-18, 2010, Ventimiglia, Italy,
``CMB Anisotropies: Status and Perspectives'', Invited Talk.
55. COSMO/CosPA 2010, 27 September- 1 October 2010, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,
Japan, ``CMB Anisotropies: Status and Perspectives'', Invited Talk.
56. NOW-2010, 4th-11th September 2010, Conca Specchiulla, Otranto Italy,
``Neutrinos in cosmology'', Invited Talk.
57. Miami-2010, 14th-19th December 2010, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA,
"Constraining Fundamental Physics with CMB anisotropies", Invited Talk.
58. ESSENTIAL COSMOLOGY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION,
January 10-14, 2011 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,
"CMB constraints on fundamental physics", 3 Invited Lectures
59. XIV International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes,
March 15-18, 2011, Venice, Italy, Invited Talk,
"Cosmology and Neutrino Masses".
60. Workshop on Beyond Three Family Neutrino Oscillations,
May 3-4 2011, LNGS, Gran Sasso, Italy, Invited Talk,
"Sterile neutrino constraint from cosmology".
61. Neutrini in Cosmologia, Scuola di Formazione INFN,
May 16-18 2011, Padova, Italy, Invited Lecture,
�Proprieta' dei neutrini dalle misure cosmologiche �.

62. Euclid science workshop, 23 � 25 May 2011,
Space Science Center / DARK, Copenaghen, Denmark,
Invited Talk,
"Constraining Modified Gravity and Dark Energy with Euclid".
63. DEUS workshop, 8 � 12 August 2011,
Space Science Center / DARK, Copenaghen, Denmark,
Invited Talk,
"A possible indication for Dark Radiation from current cosmological data".
64. Azores School on Observational Cosmology,
September 1-6, 2011 in Angro do Heroismo, Azores, Portugal,
"CMB constraints on fundamental physics", 3 Invited Lectures
65. Third Galileo - Xu Guangqi meeting,
October 11-15, 2011 National Astronomical Observatories - Beijing (China),
Invited Talk, "CMB constraints on Neutrino Physics"
66. IRAP PHD Lectures, September 13-15, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France., 2011.
``New Results on Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies'', 2 Invited Lectures.
67. "ERC Starting Grant Kick-off meeting",
November 8-9, 2011, GRAPPA, Amsterdam,
Invited Talk, "CMB constraints on Dark Matter"
68. "PASCOS 2012",
June 3-8, 2012, Merida, Mexico,
Invited Plenary Talk, "New Results on CMB anisotropies"
69. "GGI Conference: What is $nu$ ?",
June 24-29, 2012, Florence, Italy,
Invited Plenary Talk, "New Results on CMB anisotropies"
70. "NOW 2012",
September 9-16, 2012, Otranto, Italy,
Invited Plenary Talk, "New Constraints on Neutrino Physics
from Cosmology"
71. "NuMASS 2013",
February, 2013, Milano, Italy,
Invited Plenary Talk, "New Constraints on Neutrino Physics
from Cosmology"
72. "The Universe as seen by Planck, 47th ESLAB symposium",
2-5 April, 2013, ESTEC, Holland,
Invited Talk, "Planck constraints on Neutrino Physics"
73. "Chalonge Meudon Workshop 2013:
Warm Dark Matter Galaxies in Agreement with Observations: Formation, Evolution and
Supermassive Black Holes",
5-7 June, 2013, Observatoire de Paris Meudon, France,
Invited Plenary Talk, "Planck constraints on Neutrino Physics"
74. "ISAPP 2013 School",
1-6 August, 2013, Djuronaset, Stockolm, Sweden,
Invited Lecture, "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics"
75. "Meeting PRIN",
16-17 May, 2013, Scuola Normale di Pisa, Pisa, Italy,
Invited Talk, "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics"
76. "NeXT PhD Summer School",
17-19 June, 2013, Queen Mary College, London, UK
Invited Lectures, "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics"
77. "OMEG12 Conference",
12-18 November, 2013, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan,
Invited Plenary Talk, "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics"
78. "Cosmology on the Beach 2014",
11-17 January, 2014, Los Cabos, Mexico,
Invited Plenary Talk, "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics"
79. "Capri 2014 Flavour Physics Workshop",
Villa Orlandi, Anacapri, Island of Capri (NA), Italy, on
23-25 May 2014,
Invited Plenary Talk, "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics"
80. "International School of Space Science", "Observing the Universe
with the Cosmic Microwave Background", l'Aquila April 22-26, 2014.
"Theory of the CMB".
81. "What Next ? workshop",
Padova University, 1-2 December 2014,
Invited Talk, " New constraints from Planck"

Invited Seminars

(1) ``The Gravitational-Wave contribution to the CMB anisotropies``,
Seminars of the cosmology and particle physics groups,
Physics Department University of Geneva , 5/2/1998.
(2) ``A flat universe from the North American test flight of
Boomerang'', Physics Department University of Geneva, 4/2/2000.
(3) ``A measurement of Omega from the Cosmic Microwave Background
Anisotropies'', TAC, Copenaghen, 10/4/2000.
(4) ``A measurement of Omega from the Cosmic Microwave Background
Anisotropies'', SISSA, Trieste, 11/5/2000.
(5) ``A new measurement of the curvature of the Universe with
the BOOMERANG experiment'', Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso,
6/6/2000.
(6) ``Multiple Peaks in the Angular Power Spectrum of the
Cosmic Microwave Background: Significance and Consequences for Cosmology'',
Seminars of the cosmology and particle physics groups,
Physics Department University of Geneva, 8/6/2001.
(7) ``Cosmology through the eyes of BOOMERanG and Maxima'',
Seminars and Colloquia, Ecole Polythecnique de Lausanne, Losanna,
11/6/2001.
(8) ``Multiple Peaks in the Angular Power Spectrum of the CMB'',
Center for Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, Imperial College,
London, 15/6/2001.
(9) ``Cosmologia attraverso Boomerang e Maxima'',
Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Turin, 3/4/2001.
(10) ``Recent results from the Boomerang experiment'',
CERN, Geneva, 31/1/2001.
(11) ``Cosmology with the Boomerang experiment'',
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Sussex University, UK, 26/1/2001.
(12) `Recent results from the Boomerang experiment'',
Istitute of Cosmology, Porthsmouth, 15/3/2001.
(13) `Multiple peaks in the CMB power spectrum',
DAMTP, Cambridge, 5/11/2001.
(14) ``Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects'',
15/5/2002, Physics Department, University of Birmingham,
UK.
(15) ``Cosmological Parameters: Status and Prospects'',
12/7/2002, Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri,
Firenze, Italia.
(16) ``Cosmological parameters: status and prospects''
6/5/2002, Rutgers, Physics and Astronomy Department, N.J., USA
(17) ``Multiple peaks in the CMB power spectrum'',
3/5/2002, Princeton, Physics Department, N.J. USA.
(18) ``Cosmological parameters: status and prospects'',
28/6/2002, Physics Department, Geneva, CH.

(19) ``Cosmological parameters: status and prospects'',
23/5/2002, Osservatorio di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy.
(20) ``CMB Anisotopies: Status and Prospects'',
30/4/2003, Physics Colloquia, University pf Zurich, CH.
(21) ``CMB Anisotropies: Status and Prospects'',
1/4/2003, Observatoire de Nice, Nice, France.
(22) ``New Constraints on Dark Matter and Dark Energy'',
3/7/2004, Physics Department, Rome.
(23) ``Cosmological constraints from Microwave Background
Anisotropy and Polarization'',
23/6/2004, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita' di Bari, Italy.
(24) ``Cosmological constraints on Neutrino Mass'',
3/12/2004, Caltech, California, USA
(25) ``Cosmological constraints on Neutrino Physics'',
21/6/2005, Physics Department, Helsinki, Finland.
(26) ``Cosmological constraints on Neutrino Mass'',
14/7/2005, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.
(27) ``Latest news from the Universe'',
24/8/2005, Werner Heisenberg Institut, Munich, Germany.
(28) ``Dark Energy in the Universe'',
6/10/2005, Physics Department, University of Barcelona, Spain.
(29) ``Dark Energy in the Universe'',
11/11/2005, Physics Department, University of Chicago,
U.S.A..
(30) ``Dark Energy in the Universe'',
16/11/2005, Physics and Astronomy Department,
Cornell University, U.S.A..
(31) ``Dark Energy in the Universe'',
18/11/2005, Physics and Astronomy Department,
Columbia University, U.S.A..
(32) ``Cosmological constraints on Neutrino Physics'',
17/2/2006, Physics Department, `` Universita' Federico II'',
Naples, Italy.
(33) ``Cosmological constraints on Neutrino Physics'',
12/5/2006, Physics Department, University of Salerno, Italy.
(34) ``Constraints on neutrino Physics
from cosmology and their impact on world neutrino data'',
28/6/2006, Physics Department, UNAM, Mexico
(35) ``Dark Energy in the Early Universe'',
23/1/2007, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy.
(36) ``Dark Energy in the Early Universe'',
31/1/2007, Physics Department, University of Ferrara, Italy.
(37) ``Dark Energy in the Early Universe'',
1/2/2007, ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
(38) ``I Confini dell'Universo'',
8/2/2007, Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, Italy.
(39) ``New Constraints on the Dark Side of the Universe'',
11/11/2007, DESY, Hambourg, Germany.
(40) ``Exploring the Dark Energy Redshift Desert with the
Cosmic Velocity Shift'', 21/11/2007, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
(41) ``New Constraints on the Cosmological Dark Side'',
14/12/2007,UAM, Madrid, Spain
(42) ``New Cosmological Constraints on Neutrino Parameters ``,
6/12/2007, LAPTH, Annecy, France
(43) ``New Cosmological Constraints on Neutrino Parameters ``,
22/11/2007, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
(44) ``New Cosmological Constraints on Neutrino Parameters ``,
27/2/2008, INAF/IASF, Bologna, Italy
(45) "New Constraints from Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies",
13/4/2008, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.
(46) "New Constraints from Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies",
15/1/2009, APC, Universite' de Paris, Paris.
(47) "New Constraints from Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies",
10/3/2009, SISSA, Italy.
(48) "New Cosmological Constraints on Neutrino Physics",
31/3/2009, LUTH, Paris.
(49) ``Fundamental Physics from CMB anisotropies'',
14/1/2010, University of Valencia, Spain.
(50) "Inspirational Lecture on Cosmology",
25/5/2011, DARK, Copenaghen, Denmark.
(51) "New Cosmological Constraints on Neutrino Physics",
22/6/2011, Astronomy Department, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.
(52) "New Results On Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies",
4/7/2012, ICTP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
(53) "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics",
19/4/2013, Observatory of Monte Porzio, Rome, Italy
(54) "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics",
22/4/2013, University of Madrid Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.
(55) "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics",
29/5/2013, LNF-INFN, Rome, Italy.
(56) "Planck constraints on Fundamental Physics",
17/9/2013, Kavli Institute, Stanford, California, USA.

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