ORTOLANI SERGIO

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Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector FIS/05 - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
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Office hours
Monday from 10:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento di fisica e astronomia Galileo Galilei, sede (ex Dipartimento di Astronomia, vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2, ufficio secondo piano
(updated on 14/07/2013 18:49)

Proposals for thesis
-Glubular clusters in the galactic bulge
-Astronomical sites: cloud coverage and night sky brightness

Curriculum Vitae
Sergio Ortolani is full professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Padova University.

He got the degree in Astronomy at Padova University in 1977.
-Staff Astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Padova, at Asiago site, in 1979.
-He moved to Padova, as associated professor at the Department of Astronomy in 1991.
-Full professor in 1994.
In this period he worked also in USA, Tucson, at Kitt Peak National Observatory (1980-81) and at ESO, Garching (Germany) and La Silla (Chile). In 1990 he spent several months in Chile as ESO La Silla Senior Visitor.
He was member of several NASA-ESA committees for HST and at the site selection committees for VLT and E-ELT. Recently he was joined the commissions for the CTA site selection.
He is also italian representative at the SUCOSIP (Site property Subcommitte of the Canary Island Observatory).

Current teaching activity:

-Astronomy II part A, third year of the undergraduate course
-General Astrophysics part A, first year of the graduate course
-Specialistic classes at the PHD courses

Research areas
Current research activity:
-Structure and population of the galactic bulge
-Globular clusters in the Galaxy and in the Magellanic Clouds
-Astronomical sites properties from optical and infrared data, including meteorological preoperties and light pollution
-Properties of stars hosting exoplanets

Other research fields:
-comets
-Novae and supernovae
-Planetary nebulae
-Star rotation

Publications
La lista aggiornata delle pubblicazioni su riviste internazionali con
referee e` disponibile attraverso il SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
(ADS) al seguente indirizzo:

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-abs_connect?db_key=AST&aut_logic=OR&author=ortolani%2C+s.%0D%0Aortolani%2C+sergio&jou_pick=NO

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC1160 COMMON SCP4068135 ASTRONOMY 2
A.Y. 2018/19 details
    ITA GIOVANNI CARRARO
»   SCP4068136 ASTRONOMY 2 (MOD. A)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 3rd Year Annual ITA SERGIO ORTOLANI
»   SCP4068137 ASTRONOMY 2 (MOD. B)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 3rd Year Annual ITA GIOVANNI CARRARO
SC1173 COMMON SCP4067976 GENERAL ASTROPHYSICS
A.Y. 2018/19 details
    ITA SERGIO ORTOLANI
»   SCP4067977 GENERAL ASTROPHYSICS (MOD. A)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year Annual ITA SERGIO ORTOLANI
»   SCP4067978 GENERAL ASTROPHYSICS (MOD. B)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year Annual ITA ALESSANDRO PIZZELLA