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CV

September 2011, Permanent Researcher at INAF - Osservatorio di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy

September 2009 - August 2011, NORDITA Fellow at the Albanova University (KHT), Stockholm, Sweden

September 2006- August 2009, Hubble Fellow at the Astronomy Department at University of California at Berkeley.

Summer 2006 - Summer Instructor for the class Astro 10 ``Introductory Astronomy'', non-science major, at the University of California at Berkeley.

November 2004-September 2006, PostDoc Research Associate in the Astronomy Department at University of California at Berkeley.

April 2004-September 2004, ASI (Italian Space Agency) Grant at Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy.

April 2004, PhD in Astronomy at University of Firenze (Italy). Thesis: ``New insight in the physics of Pulsar wind nebulae through numerical simulations''  advisers Prof. Rino Bandiera and Prof. Marco Velli.

November 2002 - 2003, Visiting Scholar at North Carolina State University.

January 2001 - April 2001, Graduate Student Grant at Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy

April 2000 - University Degree in Physics (Astrophysics course), at Universita' di Firenze, Italy. Presenting  a thesis titled ``Structure of Nebulae Associated to Pulsar in Motion'' (in Italian); adviser Prof. Rino Bandiera, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri; final vote 110/110 cum laude.



Participation at schools and workshops

Les Houches 2002 Summer School - Session LXXVIII, ``Accretion Discs, Jets and High Energy Phenomena in Astrophysics'', July, 29 to August, 23, 2002, Les Houches, France

``Graduate Summer School on General Relativistic Hydrodynamics'', University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 21 - August 1, 2003

KAVLI-UCSB workshop: ``Physics of Astrophysical Outflows and Accretion Disks'' (O. Blaes, C. Gammie, H. Spruit), Santa Barbara, California, USA, Apr 4, 2005 - May 1, 2005

IPAM workshop:``Grand Challenge Problems in Computational Astrophysics: Relativistic Astrophysics'', May 2-6, 2005, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study workshop: "The Physics of Neutron Star Winds", May 19-20, 2005, Boston, MA, USA

Annual Hubble Fellows Meeting, April 1-4, 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA

Annual Hubble Fellows Meeting, March 10-12, 2008, Baltimore, MD, USA


Annual Hubble Fellows Meeting, March 9-11, 2009, Baltimore, MD, USA

Oskar Klein Center Workshop: "Cosmic ray background in dark matter searches", January 25-27, 2010, Stockholm, Sweden

"Parma Workshop on Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Waves", September 7-9, 2011, Parma, Italy


"Arcetri 2011 Workshop on Plasma Astrophysics", October 17-21, 2011, Firenze, Italy
 



Conferences

  • "Pulsar Wind Nebulae Modeling", International Conference "High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows IV", 23 July - 26 July 2013, Heidelberg, Germany, Invited Review
  • "Solving 3+1 GRMHD Equations in the eXtended Conformally Flat Condition: the X-ECHO and XNS codes" 8th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ASTRONUM Conference, “Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows”, July 1-5, 2013, Biarritz, France,  Invited Talk
  • "Review of the Theory of PWNe" International Conference "The Fast and the Furious: Energetic Phenomena in Isolated Neutron Stars, Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants", 22-24 may 2013, ESAC, Madrid, Spain, Invited Review
  • "The Magnetar model for Long and Short GRBs" International Conference "Latest results from the neutron-star laboratory. Probing gravitational waves, ultra-dense matter, and gargantuan magnetic fields", 6-10 May 2013, Amsterdam, Netherland
  • “High-energy emission from compact objects: pulsars, X-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts “ International School of Space Science, “Astrophysical and Space Plasma” , 2-8 September 2012, L’Aquila, Italy, Invited Lecture
  • “MHD Modelling of the Crab Nebula and the Variability of the Termination Shock” International COnference “THE FLARING CRAB: SURPRISE AND IMPACT” 4-6 July 2012, Villa Mondragone (Frascati), Italy, Invited Talk
  • "Magnetars and Gamma-Ray Bursts",  International Conference, IAU Symposium 279 "Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae & Gamma-ray Bursts'', 12-16 March 2012,  Nikko,  Japan, Invited Talk
  • "Numerical Models of Pulsar Wind Nebulae", International Conference "Frontiers of Plasma Astrophysics", 26-27 January 2012, Berkeley, USA, Invited Talk"Short GRBs with Extended Emission: a new case for a millisecond-­magnetar engine ", National Conference "Congresso Nazionale Oggetti Compatti (CNOC) VII", 13-16 December 2011, Bormio, Italy
  • "Pulsar Wind Nebulae: what we think and hope to know", International Conference "Explosive Ideas about Massive Stars - from Observations to Modeling", 10-13 August 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, Invited Talk
  • "The relativistic wind in PWNe", International Conference "High Energy Phenomena in Relativistic Outflows III", 27 June - 1 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain, Invited Talk
  • "Magnetars as central engines for long duration gamma-ray bursts", International Conference "The prompt activity of Gamma Ray Bursts", 5-7 March 2011, Raleigh, NC, USA, Invited Talk
  • "Understanding Pulsar Wind Nebulae", 38-th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 18-25 July 2010, Bremen, Germany, Invited Review
  • "MHD simulations of pulsar wind nebulae", Sant Cugat Forum on High Energy and Particle Astrophysics, 12-16 April 2010, Sant Cugat, Spain, Invited Review
  • "MHD Models of Evolved Pulsar Wind Nebulae", International Conference "Pulsars in their Diversity", 14 -18 June 2009, Marciana Marina, Elba, Italy, Invited Review
  • "X-ray Polarization of Pulsar Wind Nebulae", International Conference "The coming age of X-ray polarimetry", 27  - 29 April 2009, Rome, Italy, Invited Talk 
  • "Long GRB-Magnetar Link", International Conference "Frontiers of Space Astrophysics: Neutron Stars & Gamma Ray Bursts", 30 March - 4 April 2009, Cairo & Alexandria, Egypt, Invited Review 
  • "On the connection between Long GRBs, Core Collapse SNe & Magnetar birth", International Conference "Frontiers of Space Astrophysics: Neutron Stars & Gamma Ray Bursts", 30 March - 4 April 2009, Cairo & Alexandria, Egypt
  • "Relativistic MHD modeling of PWNe'', International Conference on  ``Kinetic Modeling of Astrophysical Plasmas'', 5-9 October 2008,  Krakow, Poland, Invited
  • "Modeling the time variability of Pulsaw Wind Nebulae'', 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 13-20 July 2008, Montréal, Canada
  • "Long Duration GRBs and the Birth of Magnetars'', 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 13-20 July 2008, Montréal, Canada
  • "Long Duration GRBs from the Birth of Magnetars'', 3RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ASTRONUM Conference, “Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows”, June 8-13, 2008, Saint John, USVI, USA,  Invited
  • "Long Duration GRBs and the Birth of Magnetars'', 17th Kingston Meeting on Compact Stars, Banff, Alberta Canada, May 25-28 2008
  • "Theory of Pulsar wind nebulae'', International conference "40 Years of Pulsars", 12-17 August 2007, Montreal, Canada, Invited Review
  • "Magnetar Driven Bubbles and the Origin of Collimated Outflows in Gamma-ray Bursts'', International conference "Astrophysics of Compact Objects", 1-7 July 2007, Huangshan, China.
  • "Models of Pulsar Wind Nebulae'', 27-th Texas Symposium, 11-15 December 2006, Melbourne, Australia.
  • "Relativistic  MHD Winds from Rotating Neutron Stars'', 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly,  16-23 July 2006, Beijing, China
  • "Modeling Pulsar Wind Nebulae'', 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly,  16-23 July 2006, Beijing, China,  Invited
  • "MHD models for winds from neutron stars, and their interaction with the  environment'', CalSpace-IGPP International Conference, March 27-30, 2006, Palm Springs, CA, USA,  Invited
  • "New insights into the physics of bow shock nebulae through numerical simulations'', 35-th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 18-25 July 2004, Paris, France
  • "MHD models of Pulsar Winds'', KITP Conference: Physics of Astrophysical Outflows and Accretion Disks', 23-27 May 2005, Santa Barbara, CA,  Invited

Seminars

  • INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale IASF, Bologna, 17 April 2013, "Relativistic Wind Bubbles: PWNe and GRBs"
  • New York University at Abu Dhabi, 7 May 2012, "Life after death of a massive star: Supernovae, Pulsars and the Crab Nebula''
  • Physics and Astronomy Dep. Firenze, 18 September 2011, "Relativistic plasmas and Pulsar Wind Nebulae"
  • Physics Dep. Parma, 9 September 2011, "Strong magnetic fields in neutron stars: GRBs and other high energy phenomena"
  • NORDITA, Albanova University, 18 July 2011, "Short GRBs with Extended Emission from Magnetar Birth"
  • Astronomy Dep., Albanova Research center, 4 February 2011, " Pulsar Wind Nebulae: a successful marriage of observations and simulations "
  • Universita' di Firenze, Italy, Astronomy Department, 17 January 2011, ``Do magnetars make GRBs?''
  • NORDITA, Albanova University, 15 December 2010, "The Proto-Magnetar Model for Gamma-Ray Bursts"
  • University of Newcastle, School of Mathematics, 21 October 2010,"Proto-magnetars as possible engines for long durations GRBs"
  • Oskar Klein Center, KTH, 26 January 2010, "Pulsars and Magnetars as cosmic ray accelerators"
  • NORDITA, Albanova University, 23 October 2009, "The millisecond-magnetar model for Long Gamma-Ray Bursts"
  • University of Manitoba, Department of Physics, 19 March 2009,"Proto-magnetars as possible engines for long durations GRBs"
  • Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, 9 March 2009,  ``Investigating Magnetar Spindown during Core-Collapse Supernovae: Magnetized Relativistic Jets and Long-Duration GRBs''
  • Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, 10 March 2009,  ``Investigating Magnetar Spin-down during Core-Collapse Supernovae: magnetized Relativistic Jets and Long Duration GRBs''
  • Universita' di Firenze, Italy, Astronomy Department, 1-2 October 2008, ``Different Manifestations of Neutron Stars: from PWNe to GRBS''
  • Purdue University, Department of Physics, 22 April 2008, ``Proto-magnetars as possible engines for long durations GRBs''
  • JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 21 March 2008, ``Long Duration GRBs and the Birth of Magnetars''
  • Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, 10 March 2008,  ``Long Duration GRBs and the Birth of Magnetars''
  • Kavli Institute, MIT, 25 January 2008, ``Long Duration GRBs and the Birth of Magnetars''
  • SALC, Stanford Univeristy, 27 Settembre 2007, ``Numerical modeling of the evolution and structure of Pulsar Wind Nebulae''
  • KIPAC, Stanford University, 21 September 2007, ``Dynamics of the interaction of Magnetar winds with the progenitor star and the origin of GRBs''
  • Osservatorio Astronomico Monte Porzio, Roma, 31 Ottobre 2007,  ``Numerical modeling of the evolution and structure of Pulsar Wind Nebulae''
  • Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, 3 April 2007, ``Relativistic Outflows from Compact Rotators: Pulsar Winds, Pulsar-Wind Nebulae, and GRBs''
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Niccolo Bucciantini,
Jul 27, 2012, 6:18 AM
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