Position: First Researcher

Contact info

  • Room: C-512
  • Phone: +39 051 639 8778
  • Email: luciano.nicastro@inaf.it

Personal info


Curriculum vitae

My research interests include multi-wavelength study of isolated neutron stars and Gamma Ray Bursts, with GW and FRB counterpart searches added to the list in the last years. Projects I am currently involved in, with various roles, include: REM, GAIA, Euclid, CTA, Grawita. I also participate, mainly as a consultant/collaborator, to various other projects involving ground and space observatories: Antola and Savelli-Lilio optical telescopes, Theseus, and more. The development of data management systems has been my main activity within several projects, both from ground and space, covering almost the whole energy spectrum. I manage several project servers used both as data storage and data processing systems. For example I developed and run the REM images archive system. I also manage several web services which make use of JavaScript and the LAMP stack. I write websites either from scratch or using the Wordpress CMS. I am familiar with all the major programming languages and make use of relational databases since more than 20 years. Using MySQL and custom, open source code, in collaboration with Turin Observatory I made easily queryable any astronomical catalogue using various programming languages, including Fortran and IDL. I implemented and used sky catalogues indexed using HEALPix an HTM well before the VO became aware of them. A few links you might find of interest:


Latest papers on ADS
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  1. Hoinga: a supernova remnant discovered in the SRG/eROSITA All-Sky Survey eRASS1, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2021
  2. Multiwavelength Observations of Fast Radio Bursts, Universe, 2021
  3. Observational constraints on the optical and near-infrared emission from the neutron star-black hole binary merger candidate S190814bv, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2020
  4. GRB 201020B: follow-up observations with Savelli Telescope, GRB Coordinates Network, 2020
  5. Constraining the transient high-energy activity of FRB 180916.J0158+65 with Insight-HXMT follow-up observations, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2020
  6. VizieR Online Data Catalog: iz photometry of S190814bv ctp candidates (Ackley+, 2020), VizieR Online Data Catalog, 2020
  7. Gaia Data Release 2. The kinematics of globular clusters and dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way (Corrigendum), Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2020
  8. The Lowest-frequency Fast Radio Bursts: Sardinia Radio Telescope Detection of the Periodic FRB 180916 at 328 MHz, The Astrophysical Journal, 2020
  9. Methods for detection and analysis of weak radio sources with single-dish radio telescopes, Experimental Astronomy, 2020
  10. A search for prompt γ-ray counterparts to fast radio bursts in the Insight-HXMT data, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2020
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Contributions to this website

  1. SatSky [14/05/2021]
  2. TOCats catalogues [26/02/2021]