FERRARI VALERIA

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Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento  (FIS/02)
Ateneo Università degli Studi di ROMA "La Sapienza" 
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Curriculum

VALERIA FERRARI Curriculum Vitae
GENERALITIES
Born: 21/3/1952, Monterotondo (Roma) ITALY
Marital status: Married, one daughther
Present Position: Professor of Theoretical Physics Department of Physics, Sapienza, University of Rome
P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma (Italy)
tel. 39-06-49914276
email: valeria.ferrari@roma1.infn.it
EDUCATION
1976: Degree in Physics summa cum laude.
RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS
2000 to date
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Sapienza, University of Rome
1993-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Sapienza, University of Rome
1981-1993 Research Associate, Department of Physics, Sapienza, University of Rome
1978-1981 Research assistant, Department of Physics, fellowship of the University of Rome La Sapienza
1977-1978 Research assistant, Istituto Plasma Spazio, Frascati, fellowship of the National Council of Research (CNR).
RESEARCH ACTIVITY
During my scientific career, I developed several aspects of the theory of gravity which are related to gravitational waves. After working for
a few years (1976-1983) on the data analysis of the gravitational experiment with resonant bars at the University of Rome, I worked on
black hole quasi-normal modes and, during the years 1984-90, on exact solutions of Einstein’s equations describing plane gravitational waves
and their non linear interaction. In 1983 I started collaborating with prof. S.Chandrasekhar on exact solutions of Einstein’s equations, and
later, from 1990 to 1995, on a new formulation of the theory of stellar perturbations, which brought to light new phenomena regarding
the emission of gravitational waves from compact stars. We collaborated for twelve years and wrote eleven joint papers on these
subjects. Over the years with my group in Rome I have been studying gravitational wave sources, mainly neutron stars and black holes, both
isolated and coalescing in binaries, or contributing to the gravitational wave background.
My recent scientific interests are focussing on two main topics: ii) the imprint that the equation of state prevailing in neutron stars
inner core leaves on the waveforms that these sources emit in several astropysical processes; ii) possible deviations from General
Relativity in strong field, high curvature regimes, their signature on gravitational waveforms and their detectability.
RESEARCH GRANTS
2010-2012
Coordinator for the node La Sapienza of the project “Many-body theory of nuclear systems and implications on the physics of
neutron stars”, financed by MIUR (COFIN 2008, 2008KRBZTR_00, 53.340 Euro).
1998-2014 National coordinator of a project for the study of the theory and phenomenology of gravitational waves in support
of gravitational wave experiments, IIS OG51, funded yearly by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN, 136.000 Euro from 2008 to 2014.
2007-2010 National coordinator of the project “Studio di sorgenti, metodi di analisi dati e studio di rumore per LISA”, financed
under the contract “Studi di cosmologia e fisica fondamentale” (contractor P. De Bernardis) by the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
WP4300, ASI-I016070, 168.118 Euro
2003-2005 Coordinator for the node La Sapienza of the project “Numerical simulations of gravitational wave sources: linear and non linear approaches”, financed by MIUR (COFIN 2003, 2003023274_002, 59.100 Euro) .
2000-2003 Coordinator for the node La Sapienza of the EU Contract N.HPRN-CT-2000-00137 for the project “Theoretical Foundations of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy in the Next Century: Synergy between Supercomputer Simulations and Approximation Techniques”, (2000-2003), 126.643 Euro
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Committees and Professional Service:
-- Member of the Steering Committe of the “Dipartimento di Eccelleza Edoardo Amaldi”.
-- Vice-Chair of the COST Action CA16104 “Gravitational waves, black holes and
fundamental physics”, funded by the European Cooperation in Science & Technology COST
(grant period April 2017-2021).
-- From 2008 to 2013, chair of the Virgo-EGO Scientific Forum (VESF), financed by EGO
(the European Gravitational Observatory).
—- From 1998 to 2014, coordinator of a national network (acronymous OG51, lately TEONGRAV), financed by INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) for
the study of the theory and phenomenology of gravitational wave sources in support of gravitational wave experiments.
-- Member of the Steering Committe of the MPNS COST Action MP1304 “Exploring fundamental physics with compact stars” (NewCompStar) [2013-2017]
-- Member of the evaluation panel of the Max Planck Society, for the extension of the Partnership Group for Relativistic Astrophysics, of the Center for
Mathematics, Computation and Cognition of UFABC, Brasil.
-- Member of the Appointment Committee of the Max Planck Society's Scientific Council to appoint the Director Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics,
Potsdam. April 2013.
-- Member of the evaluation panel of the doctorate school of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) Hannover IMPRS, on
Gravitational Wave Astronomy, April 2010.
-- Director of the Doctoral School in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Rome La Sapienza (2005-2007).
-- Referee for the FP7 European Commission, ERCEA and REA.
Referee for the NATO Scientific Affairs Division.
Referee for CIVR, Committee for evaluation of Research in Italy.
Referee for research projects financed by MIUR.
-- Member of the Board of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (2010-2019)
-- Member of the Board of the Gravitational Physics Section (GPS) of the European Physical Society (EPS) (2004 -2008).
-- Member of the Board of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (1995-2004)
-- Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Gravitational Physics (1996-2000,2006-2010)
— Member of the Scientific Committee of 17 International Conferences and of 6 International Schools
—- Member of the Scientific Committee of 15 National Conferences
EDITORIAL
2013-2017 : member of the Editorial Board of the Journal General Relativity and Gravitation
2007-2015: member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Classical and Quantum Gravity.
1995-2007 Editor of The International Journal of Modern Physics D.
2004 :Responsible for the Scientific Revision of the Physics lemmas for the italian Dictionary Devoto-Oli, edition 2004
REFEREE FOR:
Classical and Quantum Gravity,
General Relativity and Gravitation,
Physics Letters,
Physical Review D,
Physical Review Letters,
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
TEACHING
At the Physics Department, Sapienza University of Rome:
From 1977 to 2002 I was teaching Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism to physicists and biologists.
From 2002 to date I have been teaching every year an introductory course on General Relativity, and an advanced course on Gravitational Waves, Stars and Black Holes.
At the Physics Department of The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago:
1993- Ph.D. course: “General Relativity”
1998 - Ph.D. course: “Gravitational waves and the theory of stellar
perturbations”
Throughout my career I have been supervising tens of Laurea and PhD thesis of both italian and foreign students.
INVITED TALKS AND SEMINARS
55 Invited talks in international conferences/schools
19 Invited talks in national conferences/schools
57 Seminars in italian and foreign Institutes/Departments
VISITING POSITION
—- 2016 Visiting professor at the University of Tubingen 6/2016
—- 1998 Visiting professor at the Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 3-5/98
—- 1997 Visiting Scientist at The Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, 11/97
—- 1993-1995 Visiting professor at the Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 2/93, 10-12/93, 8/94, 7-8/95,
collaboration with Prof. S. Chandrasekhar.
—- 1990-1992 Visiting Scientist at The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 2-3/90,11-12/90, 7-8/91, 2/92, 8/92, 10/92,
collaboration with Prof. S. Chandrasekhar.
—- 1990 Visiting Scientist at the University of Syracuse N.Y.4/90 Visiting Scientist at the University of Bilbao, Bilbao,
Spain, 6/90 collaboration with Prof. Jesus Ibanez.
—- 1988-1989 Visiting Scientist at The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 2-4/88, 1-2/89,7-8/89,
collaboration with Prof. S. Chandrasekhar.
—- 1988 Visiting Scientist at CERN , Geneva, Switzerland, 2/88 collaboration with. Prof. G. Veneziano
—- 1986-1987 Visiting Scientist at The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 5/86, 9-10/86, 2/87,
collaboration with Prof. S. Chandrasekhar
Visiting Scientist at the University of Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2/86, 7/87, collaboration with Prof. Jesus Ibanez.
—- 1985 Visiting Scientist at the Institut for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Polland, 2/85,
collaboration with Prof. S. Bazanski
Visiting Scientist at The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 7-8/85,
collaboration with Prof. S. Chandrasekhar.
—- 1983 Visiting Scientist at the Institut for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Polland, 4/83,
collaboration with Prof. S. Bazanski
Visiting Scientist at The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, 11/83,
collaboration with Prof. S. Chandrasekhar.
—- 1982 Visiting Scientist at the Institut for Theoretical Physics, Koeln, Germany, 3/82, 7-8/82,
collaboration with Prof. B. Mashhoon.

PUBLICATIONS
120) T. Abdelsalhin, A. Maselli, V. Ferrari
``Solving the relativistic inverse stellar problem through gravitational waves observation of binary neutron stars'',
Phys. Rev. D 97, 084014, 2018
119) A. Maselli, P.Pani, V. Cardoso, T. Abdelsalhin, L. Gualtieri, V. Ferrari, ``Probing Planckian corrections at the horizon scale with
LISA binaries'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 081101, 2018

118) E. Maggio, P. Pani, V. Ferrari, ``Exotic Compact Objects and How to Quench their Ergoregion
Instability'', Phys. Rev. D 96, 104047, 2017
117) G. Camelio, A. Lovato, L. Gualtieri, O. Benhar, J. A. Pons, V.Ferrari, ``Evolution of a protoneutron
star with a nuclear many-body equation of state: Neutrino luminosity and gravitational wave frequencies'', Phys. Rev. D 96, 043015, 2017
116) Franchini N., Pani P., Maselli A., Gualtieri L., Herdeiro C.A.R., Radu E., Ferrari V.,``Constraining Black Holes with Light Boson Hair and Boson Stars using Quasi-Periodic Oscillations’’, Phys. Rev. D 95, 124025, 2017
115) A. Maselli, P.Pani, R. Cotesta, L. Gualtieri, V. Ferrari, L. Stella, ``Geodesic models of quasi-periodic-oscillations as probes of
quadratic gravity’’, Astrophys. J 843, 25, 2017
114) Ferrari V., ``L'onda perfetta'', Asimmetrie, Rivista dell'Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, anno 11 numero 21, novembre 2016
113) Blazquez-Salcedo J.L., Macedo C.F.B., Cardoso V., Ferrari V., Gualtieri L., Scen Khoo F.S., Kunz J., Pani P.,
``Perturbed black holes in Einstein-dilaton-Gauss-Bonnet gravity: stability, ringdown, and gravitational-wave emission'', Phys. Rev. D 94, 104024, 2016
112) P. Pani, L. Gualtieri, A. Maselli, V. Ferrari, ``Recent progress on the tidal deformability of spinning compact objects''
Intern. Journal of Modern Physics D, Vol. 25(9), 1641001, 2016
111) M. Maselli, S. Marassi, V. Ferrari, K.D. Kokkotas, R. Schneider,``Constraining Modified Theories of Gravity with Gravitational-Wave Stochastic
Backgrounds'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 (9), 091102, 2016
110) G. Camelio, L. Gualtieri, J. A. Pons, V. Ferrari,``Spin evolution of a proto-neutron star’’, Phys. Rev. D 94 (2), 024008, 2016
109) A. Maselli, L. Gualtieri, P. Pani, L. Stella, V. Ferrari,``Testing Gravity with Quasi Periodic Oscillations from accreting Black
Holes: the Case of Einstein-Dilaton-Gauss-Bonnet Theory'', Astrophys. J. 801, 115, 2015
108) P. Pani, L. Gualtieri, A. Maselli, V. Ferrari,``Tidal deformations of a spinning compact object’’, Phys. Rev. D 92, 024010, 2015
107) A. Maselli, P. Pani, L. Gualtieri and V. Ferrari,``Rotating black holes in Einstein-Dilaton-Gauss-Bonnet gravity with
finite coupling’’, Phys. Rev. D 92, 083014, 2015

106) P. Pani, L. Gualtieri, V. Ferrari,``Tidal Love numbers of a slowly spinning neutron star’’, Phys. Rev. D 92, 124003, 2015
105) A. Maselli, V. Ferrari, ``Coincidence Searches of Gravitational Waves and Short Gamma-Ray Bursts'' Carlos Sopuerta et al ed. Gravitational Wave Astrophysics Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, vol. 40, 75-83, Springer Int. Publishing,
Switzerland 2015
104) A. Maselli, V. Ferrari, ``Low latency search for gravitational waves from black-hole-neutron-star binaries in coincidence with short gamma-ray
bursts’’, Phys. Rev. D 89, 064056, 2014
103) G. Martinon, A. Maselli, L. Gualtieri, V. Ferrari ``Rotating protoneutron stars: Spin evolution, maximum mass, and
I-Love-Q relations'', Phys. Rev. D 90, 1550, 2014
102) T. Takahashi et al,``The Large Observatory for x-ray timingSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray'',
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma RaySpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, SPIE, 2014, doi: 10.1117/12.2055913
101) A. Maselli, V. Cardoso, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, P. Pani ``Equation-of-state-independent relations in neutron stars'',
Phys. Rev. D 88, 023007, 2013
100) A. Maselli, L. Gualtieri, V. Ferrari, ``Constraining the equation of state of nuclear matter with gravitational
wave observations: Tidal deformability and tidal disruption'', Phys. Rev. D 88, 104040, 2013
99) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, A. Maselli, ``Tidal interaction in compact binaries: a post-Newtonian affine
framework'', Phys. Rev. D 85, 044045, 2012
98) B. Sathyaprakash, et al.,``Scientific Objectives of Einstein Telescope'' Class. Quantum Grav., 29, 124013, 2012
97) A. Maselli, L. Gualtieri, F. Pannarale, V. Ferrari, ``On the validity of the adiabatic approximation in compact binary
inspirals’’, Phys. Rev. D 86, 044032, 2012
96) V. Cardoso, et al. ``NR/HEP: roadmap for the future'', Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 244001 , 2012
95) S. Marassi, R. Ciolfi, R. Schneider, L. Stella & V. Ferrari ``Stochastic background of gravitational waves emitted by magnetars''
MNRAS, 411, 2549-2557, 2011
94) L. Gualtieri, R. Ciolfi and V. Ferrari ``Structure, Deformations and Gravitational Wave Emission of Magnetars''
Class. Quantum Grav., 28, 114014, 2011
93) S. Marassi, R. Schneider, G. Corvino, V. Ferrari,Simon Portergies Zwart,``Imprint of the merger and ring-down on the gravitational wave
background from black hole binaries coalescence'', Phys. Rev. D 84, 124037, 2011

92) G. Tagliaferri et al. ``The NHXM observatory'', Experimental Astronomy, Astrophysical Instrumentation and Methods,
Experimental Astronomy, October 2012, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 463-488, Springer 2011
91) G. F. Burgio, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, H.-J. Schulze, ``Oscillations of hot, young neutron stars: Gravitational wave
frequencies and damping times'', Phys. Rev. D 85, 044017, 2011
90) N. Andersson, V. Ferrari, D.I. Jones, K.D. Kokkotas, B. Krishnan, J. Read, L. Rezzolla, B. Zink,
``Gravitational waves from neutron stars: Promises and challenges''
Review Article, General Relativity and Gravitation, 43 n.2, 409-436, 2011
89) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, F. Pannarale,``Neutron star tidal disruption in mixed binaries: the imprint of the equation of state''
Phys. Rev. D 81, 064026, 2010
88) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, F. Pannarale,``Black Hole - neutron star Coalescing Binaries'' Int. Journal of Mod. Phys. D, 19, 1241-1248, 2010
87) R. Ciolfi, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, ``Structure and deformations of strongly magnetized neutron stars with twisted
torus configurations'' Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 406 n.4, 2540-2548, 2010
86) R. Schneider, S. Marassi, V. Ferrari, ``Stochastic backgrounds of gravitational waves from extragalactic sources'' Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27, 194007-194014, 2010
85) V. Ferrari, ``Probing the physics of neutron stars with gravitational waves'' Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27, 194006-194014, 2010
84) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, F. Pannarale ``A semi-relativistic model for tidal interactions in BH-NS coalescing
binaries'', Classical and Quantum Gravity, 26 125004, 2009
83) R. Ciolfi, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, ``Relativistic models of magnetars: the twisted torus magnetic field configuration'',
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 397, 913-924, 2009
82) S. Marassi, R. Schneider, V. Ferrari, ``Gravitational wave backgrounds and the cosmic transition from
Population III to Population II stars'',Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 398, 293-302, 2009
81) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, ``Quasi-Normal Modes and Gravitational Wave Astronomy'' Gen. Rel and Grav. 40, 945-970, 2008
80) A. Colaiuda, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, J.A. Pons``Relativistic models of magnetars: structure and deformations''
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 365, 2080-2096, 2008
79) O. Benhar, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, S. Marassi ``Quark matter imprint on Gravitational Waves from oscillating stars'',
Gen. Rel and Grav. 39, n. 9, 1323-1330, 2007.
78) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, S. Marassi ``A new approach to the study of quasi-normal modes of rotating stars'',
Phys. Rev. D Vol.76, No.10, 104033, 2007
77) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, J.A.Pons ``Unstable g-modes in Proto-Neutron Stars’’, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24 (2007) 5093-5102
77) C. Casalvieri, V. Ferrari, A. Stavridis, `` Gravitational signals due to tidal interactions between white dwarfs and black holes", Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 365, 929, 2006
76) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, L. Rezzolla ``A hybrid approach to black hole perturbations from
extended matter sources", Phys. Rev. D73, n. 12, 124028, 2006
75) L. Gualtieri, J.A. Pons, J.A. Miralles and V. Ferrari ,``Relativistic r-modes and shear viscosity’’, AIP Conf. Proc., 861, 638, 2006
74) V. Ferrari, ``Imprint of the equation of state of dense matter on gravitational waves emitted by oscillating neutron stars”, J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 8, 58-70, 2005
73) O. Benhar, V. Ferrari and L. Gualtieri, ``Gravitational waves from neutron stars described by modern EOS", AIP Conf. Proc. 751, 211, 2005
72) J. A. Pons, L. Gualtieri, V. Ferrari, J. A. Miralles, ``Relativistic r-modes and Shear viscosity: regularizing the continuous spectrum", Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 363, 121, 2005
71) O. Benhar, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri and S. Marassi, ``Perturbative approach to the structure of rapidly rotating neutron stars", Phys. Rev. D 72, 044028,
2005
70) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, J.A.Pons, A. Stavridis, ``Rotational effects on the oscillation frequencies of newly born proto-neutron
stars" Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., {\bf 350 n.2}, 763-768, 2004
69) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, J.A.Pons, A. Stavridis, ``Gravitational waves from rotating proto-neutron stars"
Class. Quant. Grav., 21 n. 5, S515-S519, 2004
68) O. Benhar, V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri ``Gravitational Wave asteroseismology revisited" Phys. Rev. D70 n.12, 124015-1/124015-9 2004
67) V. Ferrari,``Perturbations of black holes" in Current Trends in Relativistic Astrophysics, Theoretical Numerical, Observationa, ed. by L. Fernández-Jambrina, L.M. González-Romero, LNP 617, 50-67 Springer Verlag 2003
66) V. Ferrari, ``Stellar Perturbations" in Current Trends in Relativistic Astrophysics, Theoretical Numerical, Observational ed. by L. Fernández-Jambrina, L.M. González-Romero, LNP 617, 89-112 Springer Verlag 2003
65) G. Miniutti, J. A. Pons, E. Berti, L. Gualtieri, and V. Ferrari ``Non-radial oscillation modes as a probe of density discontinuities in neutron
stars" Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 338 n. 2, 389, 2003
64) V. Ferrari, G. Miniutti, and J. A. Pons ``Gravitational waves from newly born, hot neutron stars"
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 342 n.2, 629-638, 2003
63) V. Ferrari, G. Miniutti, J. A. Pons, "Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars at different evolutionary stages"
Class. Quant. Grav., 20 n. 17, S841-S851, 2003
62) J.A. Pons, E. Berti, L. Gualtieri, G. Miniutti and V. Ferrari ``Gravitational signals emitted by a point mass orbiting a neutron
star: effects of stellar structure." Phys. Rev. D65, 104021, 2002
61) E. Berti, J.A. Pons, G. Miniutti, L. Gualtieri and V. Ferrari ``Are Post-Newtonian templates faithful and effectual in
detecting gravitational signals from neutron star binaries?" Phys. Rev. D66, 064013 2002
60) R. Schneider, V. Ferrari, S. Matarrese ``Stochastic background of gravitational waves from compact sources"
in Recent Developments in General Relativity, B. Casciaro et al. ed., Springer-Verlarg, 469-482, 2000
59) R. Schneider, V. Ferrari, S. Matarrese,S.F. Portegies Zwart ''Gravitational waves from cosmological compact binaries"
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 324 n.4, 797-810, 2001
58) V. Ferrari, M. Pauri, F. Piazza ``Quasinormal modes of charged dilatonic black holes" Phys. Rev. D, 63 n. 6, 064009-1/064009-13, 2001
57) E. Berti, V. Ferrari, ``Excitation of g-modes of solar type stars by an orbiting companion" Phys. Rev. D 63, 064031, 2001
56) L. Gualtieri, E. Berti, J.A. Pons, G. Miniutti and V. Ferrari``Gravitational signals emitted by a point mass orbiting a neutron
star: a perturbative approach" Phys. Rev. D 64, 104007, 2001
55) V. Ferrari ``Different approaches to the study of the gravitational radiation emitted by Astrophysical Sources”, Annalen der Physik, 1, 3-17, 2000
54) P.Astone, V. Ferrari. M. Maggiore, J. D. Romano ``Stochastic background of gravitational waves", Int. J. Mod. Phys. D, 9 n.3, 361-368, 2000
53) R. Schneider, A. Ferrara, B. Ciardi, V. Ferrari, S. Matarrese ``Gravitational Waves Signals from the Collapse of the First Stars"
Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 317 n.2, 385-390, 2000
52) V. Ferrari, M. D'Andrea, E. Berti ``Gravitational waves emitted by extrasolar planetary systems"
Int. J. Mod. Phys. D, 9 n. 5,495-509, 2000
51) V. Ferrari, K.D. Kokkotas,``Scattering of particles by neutron stars: time-evolution for axial perturbations”, Phys. Rev. D, 62, 107504, 2000
50) R. Schneider, V. Ferrari, S. Matarrese ``Stochastic background of gravitational waves from compact sources"
in Recent Developments in General Relativity, B. Casciaro et al. ed., Springer-Verlarg, 469-482, 2000
49) V. Ferrari, S. Matarrese, R. Schneider,``Gravitational Wave Background from a Cosmological Population of Core-Collapse Supernovae" Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 303, 247-257, (1999)
48) V. Ferrari, S. Matarrese, R. Schneider ``Stochastic background of gravitational waves generated by a cosmological population of young, rapidly rotating neutron stars" Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 303, 258-264, (1999)
47) E. Berti, O. Benhar, V. Ferrari ``The imprint of the equation of state on the axial w-modes of oscillating neutron stars" Mon. Not. R. Astron.
Soc. 310, 797-803,1999
46) V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, A. Borrelli ``Stellar pulsations excited by a scattered mass" Phys. Rev. D59, 1240-1252, 1999

45) V.Ferrari `` Energy-conservation laws for perturbed stars and black holes in ``Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe",
edited by B.R.Iyer and B.Bhawal, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 53-68, 1998
44) V. Ferrari, C. Palomba ``Gravitational Signals emitted in core collapses leading to black hole formation",
Int. J. of Mod. Phys. D7 n.6, 825-848, 1998

43) In collaboration with B. Caron et al. : ``The Virgo Interferometer", Class. Quantum Grav. 14, 1461-1469, 1997
42) In collaboration with B. Caron et al. : The VIRGO Interferometer For Gravitational Wave Detection" Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements, 54, 167-175, 1997
41) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``On the non radial oscillations of stars V. A fully relativistic treatment of a newtonian star" Proc. of the R. Soc. Lond. A450, 1-14, 1995.
40) V.Ferrari : ``The theory of perturbations of stars", foreword to the Selected Papers of S. Chandrasekhar, vol. 7, 3-8, The University of Chicago Press, 1996
39) V.Ferrari, M. Germano : ``Scattering of gravitational waves by newtonian stars" Proc. of the R. Soc. Lond. A444, 389-398, 1994.
38) Donato Bini, V.Ferrari: ``Scattering of Dirac particles by gravitational plane waves", Int. J. Mod. Phys. D vol.4 n.3, 291-304, 1995
37) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``On spherical free gravitational waves" Proc. of the R. Soc. Lond. A443, 445-449, 1993.
36) V.Ferrari, Review on the book ``Colliding Plane Waves in General Relativity'', by J.B.Griffiths, Gen. Rel. and Grav. vol. 26, 1993
35) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``On the non-radial oscillations of a star IV. An application of the theory of Regge poles "
Proc. of the R. Soc. Lond. {\bf A437}, 133-149, 1992.
34) V. Ferrari ``On the interaction of gravitational plane waves: focusing, singularities, horizons", review article for the special
issue Seminario Matematico Universita' di Torino,``Singularities in curved spacetime", ed. C. Clarke, G. Ellis, F. Defelice, 93-146, 1992.
33) V.Ferrari ``Non-radial oscillations of stars in general relativity: a scattering problem", issue on classical general
relativity, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A340, 423-445 , 1992.
32)V. Ferrari, M. Martellini ``Scattering of massless particle spacetime shift", Nuclear Phys. B385, 604-622, 1992,
31) V. Ferrari ``Identification of black hole", Physics Letters A171, 271-274, 1992
30) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``On the non-radial oscillations of a star" Proc. R. Soc. of Lond., A432, 247-279, 1991.
29) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari :``On non-radial oscillations of a slowly rotating star induced by the Lense-Thirring effect"
Proc. R. Soc. of Lond., A433, 423-440, 1991.
28) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari, R. Winston: ``On the non-radial oscillations of a star II: further amplifications"
Proc. R. Soc. of Lond., A434, 635-641, 1991.
27) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari :``On the non-radial oscillations of a star III. A reconsideration of the axial modes"
Proc. R. Soc. of Lond., A434, 449-457, 1991.
26) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari :``The Einstein pseudo-tensor and the flux integral for perturbed staticspacetimes"
Proc. of the R. Soc. Lond., A435, 645-657, 1991
25) V. Ferrari, P. Pendenza ``Boosting the Kerr metric" Gen. Rel. and Grav. vol.22 n. 10, 1105-1117, 1990.
24) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``The flux integral for axisymmetric perturbations of static spacetimes"
Proc. R. Soc. of Lond. A428, 325-349, 1990.

23) V.Ferrari, B. C. Xanthopoulos ``Can black holes support a gravitating massive scalar field?" Phys. Rev. D41 n. 15, 3652-3661, 1990.
22) D. Bini, V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez ``Finite energy wave packets of gravitational radiation" Il Nuovo Cimento, 108B n. 11, 29-44, 1989
21) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez``Gravitational interaction of massless particles" Phys. Lett. A, vol. 141 n. 5, 233-237, 1989.
20) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez, ``On the gravitational interaction of null fields" Class. Quant. Grav. vol. 6, 1805-1817, 1989.
19) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez ``Type D solutions describing the collision of plane-fronted gravitational waves", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A417, 417-431, 1988.
18) V.Ferrari, ``Focusing process in the collision of gravitational plane waves", Phys. Rev. D37, n. 10, 3061-3064, 1988.
17) V. Ferrari, P. Pendenza, G. Veneziano``Beamlike gravitational waves and their geodesics" Gen. Rel. and Grav. vol. 20 n. 11, 1185-1191, 1988.

16) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez : ``A new exact solution forcolliding gravitational plane waves", Gen. Rel. and Grav., vol. 19, n. 4, 383-404, 1987.
15) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez : ``On the collision of gravitational plane waves: a class of soliton solutions", Gen. Rel. and Grav., vol. 19, n. 4, 405-425, 1987.
14) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``On the dispersion of cylindrical impulsive gravitational waves". Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 412, 75-91, 1987.
13) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez e M.Bruni: ``Colliding gravitational waves with noncollinear polarization: a class of soliton solutions", Physics Letters A122, n.9, 459-462, 1987.
12) V.Ferrari, J.Ibanez e M.Bruni: ``Colliding planegravitational waves: a class of non-diagonal soliton solutions", Phys. Rev. D36 n. 4,1053-1064, 1987.
11) S.Bazanski, V.Ferrari : ``Analytic extension of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter metric", Il Nuovo Cimento 91B n. 1, 120-142, 1986.
10) C. Coretti, V.Ferrari : ``On the radiation emitted by a particle falling into a black hole in the semirelativistic approximation",
Il Nuovo Cimento 93B , n. 1, 43-65, 1986.
9) V.Bellezza, V.Ferrari : ``Coupled electromagnetic and gravitational linearized perturbations of the Kerr-Newman metric".
J. Math. Phys. 25(6), 1985-1990,1984.
8) V.Ferrari, B.Mashhoon : ``Oscillations of a black hole". Phys. Rev. Letters, vol.52, n.5, 1361-1364, 1984.
7) V.Ferrari, B.Mashhoon : ``New approach to the quasi-normal modes of a black hole". Phys. Rev. D30, n.2, 295-304, 1984.
6) S.Chandrasekhar, V.Ferrari : ``On the Nutku-Halil solution for colliding impulsive gravitational waves". Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A396, 55-74, 1984.
5) V.Ferrari, G.Pizzella, M.Lee, J.Weber :``Search for correlations between the University of Maryland and the University of Rome
gravitational radiation antennas". Phys. Rev. D25, n.10, 2471-2486, 1982.

4) V.Ferrari, R.Ruffini : ``On the structure of gravitational waves bursts : implosion with finite kinetic energy". Physics Letters, 98B, n.5, 381-384, 1981.
3) In collaboration with E. Amaldi et al. : ``Measurements with a small (M=24.4 kg) cryogenic gravitational wave antenna at T=1.5 K". Il Nuovo Cimento 1C, n.4,341-359, 1978
2) In collaboration with E. Amaldi et al. : `` Initial operations of the M=390 kg cryogenic gravitational wave antenna".
Il Nuovo Cimento 1C, n.6, 497-509, 1978.
1) P.Bonifazi, V.Ferrari, S.Frasca, G.V.Pallottino, G.Pizzella : `` Data analysis algorithms for gravitational
wave experiments". Il Nuovo Cimento 1C, n.6, 465-487, 1978.
INVITED TALKS
V. Ferrari ``Gravitational waves from perturbed stars'' in ``Fluid flows to black holes: A Tribute to S Chandrasekhar on His Birth
Centenary'', edited by D.J. Saikia and V. Trimble, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore 2011, 247-268
V. Ferrari, ``What gravitational waves say about the inner structure of neutron stars'' In: Exotic States of Nuclear Matter. EXOCT07.
Catania. 11-15 June 2007. (pp. 225-234). ISBN/ISSN:978-981-279-703-2. SINGAPORE: World Scientific Publishing Co.Pte.
Ltd. (SINGAPORE).
V. Ferrari,``What Gravitational waves say about the structure and the evolution of astrophysical sources”, Invited Talk, Proceedings of the J. Hopkins Workshop on Current Problems in Particle Theory 25, Firenze 3-5 September 2001. 2001:A Relativistic Spacetime Odyssey, ed. by I. Ciufolini, D. Dominici, L. Lusanna, World Scientific Pub. ,p. 261-282, 2003
V. Ferrari, ``Sources of gravitational waves" Invited Talk, CAPP2000, Conference on Cosmology and Particle Physics,
July 17 - 28, 2000, Verbier (Switzerland) R. Durrer et al. ed., The American Institute of Physics, New York, 253-262,2001
V. Ferrari ``Gravitational wave backgrounds of astrophysical origin" Invited Talk, 3k Cosmology: EC-TMR Conference,
L. Maiani et al. ed., The American Institute of Physics, 315, 1999
V.Ferrari : ``Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves", Invited Talk, Proceedings of The 12th Italian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitational Physics, Edited by M.Bassan, V.Ferrari et.al., World Scientific Publ., 149-161, 1997
V.Ferrari, L. Gualtieri : ``On the perturbations of a non-rotating star excited by a massive source. I. The matching conditions at the surface
of the star" Int. J. of Mod. Phys. D6 n. 3, 323-339, 1997.
V. Ferrari: "Gravitational Waves, stars and black holes" Invited Talk, in "Black holes and Relativistic stars" a Symposium volume
edited by R. Wald, The University of Chicago Press, 1-23, 1997;
V.Ferrari : ``Non radial pulsations of compact objects in General Relativity: an overview", Invited talk to the VII Marcel Grossmann Meeting July 24-30, Stanford, USA, 1994, Proceedings of the 7th Marcel Grossmann Meeting ed. by R. T.Jantzen, R.Ruffini \& G.Mac Keiser, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 537-559, 1996
V.Ferrari : ``Gravitational waves emitted by stars and black holes: frequencies,energies and waveforms",Invited talk, XI Italian Conference on
General Relativity and Gravitational Physics Trieste Sept. 1994, Proceedings World Scientific Publ. 3-46, 1995.
V.Ferrari : ``The quasi-normal modes of stars and blackholes", Invited Talk, Proceedings of The International Conference on Gravitational Waves: Sources and Detectors, Cascina (Pisa), World Scientific Publ. 22-33, 1996
V.Ferrari ``Colliding waves in General Relativity" Invited talk, Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation GR12, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. 2-7 July 1989, 3-20 ed. n.Ashby, D.Bartlett, W.Wyss Editors, Cambridge University Press, 1990.
V.Ferrari , ``Interaction of gravitational plane waves", Invited talk, 8th Italian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitational Physics
Cavalese (Trento) August 30 - September 3, 1988 ed.M. Cerdonio et al., World Scientific Publ. 171-182, 1988.

BOOKS
V. Ferrari, C. Luci, C. Mariani, A. Pelissetto
`` FISICA II - Elettromagnetismo e Ottica'',
NAPOLI: Casa Editrice Idelson-Gnocchi, Vol. 2, p.625-1080, ISBN: 978-88-7947-510-5, 2009
V. Ferrari, C. Luci, C. Mariani, A. Pelissetto
`` FISICA I - Meccanica e Termodinamica'',
NAPOLI: Casa Editrice Idelson-Gnocchi, Vol. 1, p.1-624, ISBN: 978-88-7947-488-7, 2008
``Proceedings of the XII Italian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitational Physics
Rome Sept. 1996", edited by M. Bassan, V. Ferrari, M. Francaviglia, F. Fucito, I.Modena, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore 1997
Ferrari V., Miller J.C., and Rezzolla L., Gravitational Waves: a Challenge to Theoretical Astrophysics", Proocedings of the International
Conference `Gravitational waves: a challenge to theoretical astrophysics", ICTP Lecture Series, Vol. 3, ISBN 92-95003-05-5, 2001
C.Coluzza, V.Ferrari, D.Levi :
``Esercizi di fisica per biologia e scienze
naturali". CISU, Roma, 1984.

OTHER ARTICLES
V.Ferrari , ``My Memories of Chandra"
American Chapter of The Indian Physics Association, vol.10 n.1, 4-6, 1996

V.Ferrari, ``Exploring General Relativity with Chandra."
A volume in honour of S. Chandrasekhar, Imperial College Press, Imperial College, London and World Scientific ed. 1996.

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