Massimo Capaccioli#


Massimo Capaccioli
Email:capaccioli 'at' na.infn.it
Membership Number:4458
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:mcapaccioli
Elected:2017
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 Emeritus professor of the Naples University Federico II
  • 2005 - 2010 Director of the INAF-VST Center at Naples
  • 1995 - 2015 Full professor of astronomy at the Naples University Federico Ii
  • 1993 - 2005 Director of the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (Naples), now of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF)
  • 1990 - 1995 Full professor of celestial mechanics at the University of Padua
  • 1986 - 1990 Full astronomer (“astronomo ordinario”) at the Padua Astronomical Observatory
  • 1985 - 1986 Visiting professor at the Department of astronomy of the University of Texas in Austin
  • 1980 - 1986 Associate professor of celestial mechanics at the University of Padua
  • 1976 - 1980 Tenured lecturer of celestial mechanics at the University of Padua
  • 1969 - 1976 Assistant professor at the University of Padua

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cosmic distance scale
  • Galaxy morphology
  • Galaxy photometry
  • Galaxy kinematics and dynamics
  • Systematics of galaxy properties
  • Dark matter
  • Technology of optical telescopes

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Honorary doctorship awarded by the Karazin University of Kharkiv (Ukraine)
  • 2015 Honorary professorship awarded by the University of Dubna (Russia)
  • 2013 Prize of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) for the popularization of science (Trieste)
  • 2013 Tacchini Medal of the Italian Astronomical Society (SAIt) to the career (Bologna)
  • 2010 Honorary professorship awarded by the Moscow State University Lomonosov (Russia)
  • 2010 Struve Medal awarded by the Pulkovo Observatory (San Petersburg) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
  • 2005 Commander ("Commendatore") of the Italian Republic, awarded by the President of the Italian Republic for major achievements
  • 2002 Cortese Foundation prize for the promotion of the VST project (Naples)

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