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1 Curriculum Vitae of Roberto Mignani Personal Information Birth: August 3rd 1964, Milan, Italy - Nationality: Italian - Status: Single Education May 1990: BSc Degree in Physics at the University of Milan (Italy) January 1995: Ph. D. in Astronomy at the University of Milan (Italy) Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (excellent), Spanish, French (good), German (fair) Employment Record From Aug 2013: INAF/IASF Milan, Research Associate Since Feb 2011: Kepler Institute of Astronomy, University of Zielona Gora, (Poland), Senior Lecturer in Astronomy (in Leave of Absence) Jan 2006-July 2013: University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Senior Research Associate Jan 2002Dec 2005: European Southern Observatory (ESO), Staff Astronomer, VLT Instrument Operation Scientist May 2000Dec 2001: ESO, Research Associate, Imaging Survey Scientist Mar 1998Apr 2000: ESA Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF), Research Associate, Catalogue & Survey Branch Scientist Jan 1998Feb 1998: Max Planck Institut fur Extraterrestriche Physik (MPE), XMM-Newton Calibration Scientist Sep 1996Dec 1997: MPE, Post-Doctoral Fellow Jan 1995Aug 1996: Institute of Cosmic Physics, Milan, Visiting Astronomer Jan 1994Mar 1994: ESO, Research Associate, NTT Data Quality Control Scientist Jun 1993Oct 1993: ESO, Research Associate, NTT Data Quality Control Scientist Jun 1992Oct 1992: ST-ECF, Visiting Astronomer, Data Archive and Operations Scientist Nov 1991Nov 1994: University of Milan, Ph. D. Student Professional Background Research Interests - Multi-wavelength astrophysics and observations - Time-domain astronomy - Sky Surveys, Catalogues, Statistical and Population Studies, Virtual Observatories - Studies of neutron stars, X-ray binaries, micro quasars, stellar-mass black holes - Identification of gamma-ray sources - Neutron star astrometry and kinematics - Stellar evolution, supernova remnants Observational Experience Principal/Co-Investigator for over 200 programs on NTT, WHT, INT, CFHT, TNG, Magellan, Keck, GranTeCan, VLA, HST, ASCA, Chandra, XMM-Newton, GRO, INTEGRAL, Swift, Suzaku International Collaborations - Since 2010: Member of the LOFT Science Team, a candidate ESA M3 Mission. - Since 2008: Affiliated scientist of the Fermi/LAT collaboration. - 2004-2008: Member of the Brera MultiWavelet (BMW) X-ray Survey collaboration - Since 2002: Member of Multi-wavelength Integral NEtwork (MINE) collaboration. - 2000-2002: Member of the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS) team - 1998-2000: Member of the Guide Star Catalogue II (GSC-II) consortium

2 Professional Affiliations, Peer Review, Committees, Working Groups - Member of the American Astronomical Society - Member elect of the Royal Astronomical Society - since 1997: Session chair and SOC/LOC member in International Conferences - since 1997: Organiser of International Astronomy Workshops, Conferences, and Schools - since 1997: Referee for Astrophysical Journal - since 1998: Referee for Astronomy&Astrophysics - since 2002: Referee for Advances in Space Research - 2002-2006: Member of the VLT Instrument Operation Team - 2006-2008 and 2011present: Astrophysics seminar organiser at MSSL - since 2007: External referee for the GEMINI telescope Time Allocation Committee - since 2008: External referee for the William Herschel Telescope Time Allocation Committee - since 2008: External referee for the STFC Grant Evaluation Committee - since 2008: Member of the UK 8m Telescopes User Committee - since 2008: Member of the OPTICON Working Group on High Time Resolution Astrophysics - since 2010: Referee for Astronomical Journal - since 2010: Member of the VLT/VQueye Instrument Science Team, INAF - since 2010: Member of the Asiago HTRO Project Science Team, University of Padua - since 2010: Member of the ORIGIN Mission Science Team, ESA Cosmic Vision - since 2010: Member of the LOFT Mission Science Team, ESA Cosmic Vision - since 2011: External referee for the HST Time Allocation Committee - since 2011: External referee for the CFHT Time Allocation Committee - since 2011: Member of the Observatory Science Working Group for the ESA LOFT mission - since 2011: Chair of the Pulsar Science Working Group for the ESA LOFT mission - since 2011: MSSL representative in the LOFAR Management Committee - since 2012: Member of the UK Ground-based Facilities User Committee - since 2012: UCL representative in the UK E-ELT Programme - since 2013: Member of the Science Working Group for the of the ESA Athena+ mission Awards, Grants, and Research Funds - 1993: ESO Visitor Scientist Grant (Garching, Germany) - 2006: ESO Visitor Scientist Grant (Santiago, Chile) - 2007: PPARC Rolling Grant - 2007: UCL Graduate School Staff Conference Grant - 2007: Royal Society Conference Grant - 2007: UCL Robert Boyd Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement - 2008: UCL Graduate School Staff Conference Grant - 2008: ESO Visitor Scientist Grant (Santiago, Chile) - 2008: EC/FP7 Fund for the OPTICON High Time Resolution Astrophysics network - 2010: EC/FP7 Fund for the OPTICON High Time Resolution Astrophysics network - 2011: IAU Conference Grant - 2011: ESO Conference Grant - 2011: HEAD AAS Rossi Prize to B.Atwood, P.Michelson & the Fermi LAT team - 2011: UK Space Agency Research Fund to support the LOFT Phase A - 2012: EC/FP7 Fund for the OPTICON E-ELT & High Time Resolution Astrophysics network - 2012: FP7/INAF AstroFIt Award (top ranked) Teaching and Mentorship Experience - 1997-2007: Co-supervisor of undergraduate students at the University of Milan (Italy) - 1997-2007: Co-supervisor of undergraduate students at the University of Pavia (Italy) - 2000-2007: Co-supervisor of Ph.D. students at the University of Pavia (Italy) - 2001-2004: Co-supervisor of Ph.D. students at the University of Munich (Germany) - since 2006: Mentor of Sixth form visiting students at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory - since 2007: Part-time lecturer of Astronomy at the University College London - since 2008: Supervisor of under/graduate students at the University College London - since 2010: External member of the Physics PhD Board of the University of Pavia - since 2011: External member of the Astronomy PhD Board of the University of Padua

3 - since 2011: Supervisor of MSc students at the University College London - 2011: Lecturer at the International School Principles of High Time Resolution Astrophysics - 2013: Lecturer at the International School Very High Time and Space Resolution Astrophysics Outreach Activity - since 1991: Science writer for the magazine LAstronomia, Eds. Media Presse, Italy - since 1995: Contributor to NASA, ESA, and ESO Press Releases - since 1995: Science writer for the newspaper La Stampa, Eds. La Stampa S.p.A., Italy - since 1999: Science writer for the newspaper Corriere Del Ticino, Eds. CDT, Switzerland - 1996-1998: Co-author of the Encyclopaedia The Universe, Eds. De Agostini, Italy - 1991-1995: Public Lecturer at the Planetarium H. Hoepli, Milan, Italy - 1996-1997: Author of multi-media course General Astronomy, Pubs. by DiDael S.r.L., Italy - 2002: Contributing author of The Making of the GSC-II, Pubs. by Effetti S.r.L., Italy - since 2009: Invited astronomy commentator on SkyNews, United Kingdom Publications, Culture Dissemination, and Outreach - 130 publications on international journals with referee - over 40 first author and 25 second author publications - over 2400 citations, H index 28 - 90 publications on international journals without referee, conference proceedings, circulars - Over 20 press-releases - Over 70 participations to Conference and Workshops - Over 100 seminars and talks - Over 100 articles on amateur astronomy magazines, encyclopaedias, and newspapers

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