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Professor Antonella Natta


Name: Antonella Natta
Title: Honorary Professor
Address: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Cosmic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, D02 XF86, Ireland


Academic Career:

  • Senior scientist (astronomo ordinario) at the Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze 2001-2011 – Associate astronomer at the Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze, 1989-2001.
  • CNR, Research staff at the Istituto di Astronomia Spaziale, Frascati, 1973-1982; at the Centro per l’Astronomia Infrarossa e lo Studio del Mezzo Interstellare, Firenze, 1983-1989.
  • ESA and CNR fellow 1970-1975.
  • Visiting scientist for extended periods of time at the University of Groningen (Holland), Cornell University, the University of Texas at Austin, The University of California at Berkeley, NASA-Ames, Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie (Bonn, Germany), Amsterdam University (Holland), IAP (Paris), Max-Planck Institut fur Astronomie (Heidelberg), Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, ESO.

Last 5 years activity:

  • 43 papers, for a total of 1165 citations.
  • Panel member for ERC advanced grants (2016-2019).
  • SOC member of 2 international conferences.
  • Participation to many international conferences.
  • Referee for international astronomical journals, agencies, universities etc.

Areas of Research:

Circumstellar disks, planet formation, young stars and brown dwarfs.