Graduated in Physics at the University "Sapienza" of Rome (1998), and PhD in Physics at the University "Complutense" of Madrid (2003). Knowledge of Gamma-ray Astronomy, both with ground-based Cherenkov telescopes and satellite imaging telescopes, and Neutrino Astronomy with underwater Cherenkov detectors. Former member of the HEGRA and MAGIC Collaborations, where I learned and deepened the detection techniques of very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray photons, and of the ANTARES and NEMO-RD experiments, dedicated to the construction of submarine telescopes for VHE neutrino detection. I spent more than six years abroad, from 1999 to 2005, working at the University Complutense and at the Max Planck Institut fur Kernphysik of Heildeberg (Germany). In June 2005, I returned to Italy within the framework of the "Rientro dei Cervelli" program and I obtained a contract as a contract professor at the Physics Department of the "La Sapienza" University of Rome, where I taught General Physics and Physics Laboratory for 4 years. Since December 2009, I have been working at the Space Science Data Center of the Italian Space Agency (ASI-SSDC) on the analysis, reduction and data archiving for the AGILE Italian space mission, first as a research fellow and then, since 2013, as a technologist of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF). At the moment, I am responsible for the data management activities (data archives and data reduction software) of the INAF CTA and INAF ASTRI projects, dedicated to the observation of VHE gamma-ray photons with ground Cherenkov imaging telescopes. I am also currently involved in the integration of high-level science data products (source catalogs, source spectra, light curves, ...), published from the current TeV gamma-rays and TeV neutrino underwater detectors, within the SSDC MWL environment.
Hybrid SEDs for neutrino events integrated in the SEDBuilder tool of the ASI-SSDC MWL envinronment.
The quest for the electromagnetic counterparts of the TeV-PEV neutrino events observed by the current neutrino detectors is one of the hottest topic in modern astrophysics.
Public online tools integrated in a multi-wavelength environment, like the SSDC SkyExplorer and the SEDBuilder tools, are of great utility to identify the possible neutrino source candidates, allowing to restrict the search around the neutrino source position uncertainty region (in average of the order of 1 deg in radius), and to derive the electromagnetic spectral energy distribution (SED) of the source candidates.
In this work, we present the SSDC catalog of candidate astrophysical neutrinos, based on the public events announced by the IceCube detector, that has been recently included in the SkyExplorer tool, and a new feature of the SEDBuilder tool which allow the construction of the hybrid photon–neutrino spectral energy distributions of the neutrino source candidates.
The hybrid SED, used in conjunction with the SSDC SkyExplorer tool, will help the users to identify the best neutrino source candidates according to their classification and SED characteristics.