Position: First Researcher

Contact info

  • Email: luca.valenziano@inaf.it

Personal info


Since March 2022, I am Scientific Attaché for Switzerland at the Consulate General of Italy in Zurich. In this function, I am responsible for promoting bilateral collaborations in science and technology. Previously, I have worked for more than twenty years in international scientific projects and management activities in space and ground-based projects, mainly in the fields of astrophysics, technology transfer and atmospheric physics. My main area of activity is the realisation of complex instrumentation for space missions (ESA Planck, Euclid, PLATO, Athena), in collaboration with large industries and SMEs. I am lecturer at the University of Genoa and the Alma Mater Foundation of the University of Bologna and a consultant/trainer at space industries. I was awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize by the Yale Foundation as a key person in the success of the Planck satellite.

Latest papers on ADS
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  1. Euclid: Cosmology forecasts from the void-galaxy cross-correlation function with reconstruction, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2023
  2. Euclid preparation. XXVIII. Forecasts for ten different higher-order weak lensing statistics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2023
  3. Euclid preparation. XXVII. A UV-NIR spectral atlas of compact planetary nebulae for wavelength calibration, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2023
  4. Euclid preparation - XXIII. Derivation of galaxy physical properties with deep machine learning using mock fluxes and H-band images, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2023
  5. The PAU Survey and Euclid: Improving broadband photometric redshifts with multi-task learning, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2023
  6. Euclid preparation. XXVI. The Euclid Morphology Challenge: Towards structural parameters for billions of galaxies, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2023
  7. Euclid preparation. XX. The Complete Calibration of the Color-Redshift Relation survey: LBT observations and data release, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2022
  8. On the ISW-cluster cross-correlation in future surveys, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2019
  9. BATMAN @ TNG: instrument integration and performance, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 2018
  10. The application software of the instrument control unit of Euclid-NISP: ready for qualification tests, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 2018
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