Giovanni F. Bignami#


Giovanni F. Bignami
Email:giovanni.bignami 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:2311
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:gbignami
Elected:2005
Homepage:http://www.giovannibignami.it



Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2011 President INAF
  • since 1997 Full Professor of Astronomy, University of Pavia, since 2005 at IUSS, Pavia
  • since 2010 President, COSPAR (world-wide Committee on Space Research)
  • 2009 - 2011 President, Scientific Council, “Groupment d’Interet Scientifique P2I”, Paris
  • 2008 - 2009 President, Italian Space Agency, Rome
  • 2003 - 2006 Director of the Centre d’Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, CNRS, Toulouse, France
  • 1997 - 2002 Director of Science, Italian Space Agency, Rome
  • 1990 - 1996 Full Professor of General Physics, University of Cassino
  • 1989 Visiting Professor at the Université de Paris VII

Fields of Scholarship
  • Astrophysics

Honours and Awards
  • 1993 Bruno Rossi prize of the HEAD, American Astronomical Society (with J. Halpern)
  • 2000 Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite de la République Française
  • 2002 Royal Society/COSPAR Massey Award (with J. Paul)
  • 2004 Astronomy Prize, Italian Culture Ministry (prize given every four years)
  • 2006 Premio “Lacchini” (for the furthering of Astronomical Culture in Italy)
  • 2006 Officier de la Légion d’Honneur de la République Française
  • 2007 “San Valentino d’Oro” for excellence in Science, Regione Umbria, Italy
  • 2010 “Blaise Pascal Medal” for Astrophysics, European Academy of Sciences
  • 2010 “Von Karman Award” International Academy of Astronautics
  • 2012 Premio APE (Milan, Italy), for excellence in Science
  • 2013 Professor “Honoris Causa”, State University, Moscow
  • 2013 Premio “Vittorio de Sica per le Scienze”, Roma


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