Giancarlo Setti#

Giancarlo Setti
Membership Number:314
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Bologna
  • 1972 Chair of Astrophysics, University of Bologna
  • 2000 - 2003 President, National Institute for Astrophysics
  • 1969 - 1972 Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Bologna
  • 1975 Visiting Professor, Physics Department, M.I.T., Cambridge MA, 1974; Astronomy Department, University of Groningen
  • 1970 - 1992 Director , Institute of Radioastronomy C.N.R., Bologna
  • 1967 - 1972 Chief Astronomer, Institute of Astronomy, Bologna University
  • 1962 - 1966 Astronomer, Astron. Observatory - Rome/Center for Astrophysics, Frascati
  • 1964 - 1965 Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, New York
  • 1962 - 1964 Visiting Fellow, Sterrewacht, University of Leiden
  • 1960 - 1961 Assistant Chair of Astronomy, Bologna University
  • Visiting Scientist at various European and American institutions from 1967 to 1973; among these: the Dept. of Applied Math. Theor. Phys. and the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University (U.K.), and the Astronomy Dept., Columbia University.

Fields of Scholarship
Honours and Awards
  • 1976 Award of the Italian Ministry of Public Education for Astronomy, Geodesy and Geophysics, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 1998 Gold Medal for achievements in Science and Culture of the President of the Italian Republic
  • 2004 Grand Officer of the Order for Merit of the Italian Republic
  • National Fellow of the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei”
  • National Fellow of the “Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL”
  • Associate Member of the “Royal Astronomical Society”
  • Member of “The Academia Europaea”
  • Fellow of the “Accademia delle Scienze dell' Istituto di Bologna”
  • Italian Astronomical Society, Italian Physical Society , European Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union (V.President, 2006-present)

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