Position: First Technologist

Contact info

  • Room: C-317
  • Phone: +39 051 639 8774
  • Email: andrea.bulgarelli@inaf.it

Personal info


I'm interested in the variability of the gamma-ray sky for years. My main field of research is analysis techniques for gamma-ray instruments in the field of time-domain and real-time astrophysics, background rejection techniques for both X- and gamma-ray instruments, simulation of detectors for X and gamma-ray space missions, data analysis of gamma-ray sources. I am cooordinating the development of the AGILE Science Alert System for detection of γ-ray transients. The speed of the pipeline has been crucial to the discovery of the variability of the Crab Nebula, for which the AGILE Team won the AAS Bruno Rossi prize 2012. I am coordinating the AGILE flare advocate team. Participation in national and international programs: AGILE, SIMBOL-X, NHXM, WSO/UV, ECHO, GAMMA-LIGHT, Euclid, CTA, ATHENA, and ASTROGAM. I am the first author and co-author of over 150 publications in refereed international journals (h-index=32). Since 2015 I am the technical coordinator for INAF within the OpenPOWER Foundation. and since 2016 is the chair of the OpenPOWER for Physical Science Work Group and member of the OpenPOWER Foundation Technical Steering Committee Since 2019, I am coordinating the Science Alert Generation system of CTA Observatory. SAG must be able to issue automated alerts on variable and transient astrophysical sources within 20 seconds. Since 2007, I am the Software Coordinator of AGILE Team coordinating the development of data reduction and analysis tools, payload health monitoring and scientific pipelines. I was part of the AGILE System Team during assembly, integration, verification, calibration, launch campaign and commissioning of the AGILE satellite. Development of Apps for mobile devices for outreach in astronomy.

Latest papers on ADS
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  1. AGILE Observations of Fast Radio Bursts, The Astrophysical Journal, 2021
  2. A Deep Learning Method for AGILE-GRID Gamma-Ray Burst Detection, The Astrophysical Journal, 2021
  3. Sensitivity of the Cherenkov Telescope Array for probing cosmology and fundamental physics with gamma-ray propagation, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2021
  4. GRB 210205B: AGILE/MCAL detection of a burst, GRB Coordinates Network, 2021
  5. GRB 210202A: AGILE/MCAL detection, GRB Coordinates Network, 2021
  6. GRB 210207B: AGILE observations, GRB Coordinates Network, 2021
  7. Gamma-ray Astrophysics in the MeV Range: the ASTROGAM Concept and Beyond, arXiv e-prints, 2021
  8. Sensitivity of the Cherenkov Telescope Array to a dark matter signal from the Galactic centre, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2021
  9. An X-ray burst from a magnetar enlightening the mechanism of fast radio bursts, Nature Astronomy, 2021
  10. GRB 210112A: AGILE detection, GRB Coordinates Network, 2021
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Contributions to this website

  1. ASTRI [20/02/2021]
  2. CTA [20/02/2021]
  3. AGILE [12/07/2019]
  4. Instruments and Software [18/08/2018]