April 25 - July 15, 2016: Andrea Ferrara and Raffaella Schneider, with Paola Caselli, Jonathan Tan and Masami Ouchi, are coordinating a KITP program on the "Cold Universe" at the KAVLI Institute, Santa Barbara. DAVID is temporarily moving oversea!
November 1, 2015: Manuela Bischeri and Michele Ginolfi have joined the FIRST ERC group at INAF/OAR as PhD students. Welcome to DAVID!
October 6 - 8, 2015: X David meeting with great celebrations for this important anniversary!
November 1, 2014: Mattia Mancini and Edwige Pezzulli have joined the FIRST ERC group at INAF/OAR as PhD students. Welcome to DAVID!
May 1, 2014: Luca Graziani (previously at MPA) has joined the FIRST ERC group at INAF/OAR as a Post Doc. Welcome to DAVID!
January 20, 2014: Matteo de Bennassuti has joined the FIRST ERC group at INAF/OAR as a PhD student. Welcome to DAVID!
March 1, 2013: Stefania Marassi (previously at Sapienza, University of Rome) has joined the FIRST ERC group at INAF/OAR as a Post Doc. Welcome to DAVID!
October 1, 2012: Official kick-off of the FIRST ERC project!
July 19, 2012: Stefania Salvadori has been awarded a VENI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
July 9, 2012: Stefania Salvadori awarded the INAF-Marie Curie Incoming Mobility FellowshipAstroFit 2012
June 26, 2012: First Lettura Galileiana by Prof. Avi Loeb at SNS/4C. Read more here
June 12, 2012 : Raffaella Schneider awarded the ERC Starting Grant. Congratulations Raffa!
June 10, 2012 : Aycin Aykutalp (previously at Kapteyn Observatory Groningen) has joined the 4C at SNS as a Pst Doc. Welcome to DAVID!
March 10, 2012: Prof. Avi Loeb (CfA Harvard) awarded the Cattedra Galileiana for Cosmology at SNS. He will visit 4C from June 22 to July 5.
September 07, 2011 : Carmelo Evoli got a 5-yr Post Doc position at the Hamburg University, Germany, in collaboration with DESY Institute
*September 03, 2011 Predictions made in 2003 (!) by DAVID members and friends on the nature of the first stars confirmed experimentally. See Nature paper on the discovery and to read more.
August 01, 2011: Ruben Salvaterra moved to IASF-MI
July 07, 2011 : Simona Gallerani has got one of the INAF 2010 Post Doc Fellowships to be spent at 4C! Congratulations Simona!
July 04, 2011: The new 4C website is online! Visit the new website
June 28, 2011 : Andrei Mesinger from Princeton, USA becomes a new member of DAVID. He has been hired as a Junior Research Professor at SNS at the 4C in Pisa. He will start on Sep, 01 2011. Welcome Andrei!
*June 10, 2011 Stefania Salvadori awarded the Gratton Prize for the best Italian PhD Thesis.
June 01, 2011 : Pratika Dayal has got a prestigious 4-yr Post Doc position at the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh, UK starting on next September. Congratulations Pratika!
May 11, 2011 : The new Center for Computational Chemistry and Cosmology ( 4C, read Foresee) has been established at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. A new house for the DAVID!
April 12, 2011 : Dates for DAVID VI workshop to be held at 4C have been fixed to Oct. 17-20, 2011.
*March 11, 2011 Rosa Valiante final PhD Thesis dissertation. Brava Rosa!
*February 1, 2011 Simona Gallerani moved to IRAM, Grenoble, France.
January 12, 2011 : As DAVID is fond of Astrobiology, please check out the experimental course set up at SNS Pisa by Andrea Ferrara and his astro-, bio-, chemistry colleagues there. The course is open to everybody and DAVIDIANS are particularly welcome to attend. Check our details here.
January 12, 2011 : Carmelo Evoli moved to NAOC Beijing, China for a Assistant Researcher 5-months position
December 23, 2010: Here is an outstanding evaluation of the overall performance of the DAVID group. During the period 2005 - 2010 the DAVID group, has published 287 papers, receiving a total of 2394 citations (8.3/paper), with an Hirsch-index H=26 corresponding to an m-index of 4.33. This should be compared with the threshold of absolute excellence set by top US Universities of m=2. Congratulations to all DAVIDIANS!
November 1, 2010 : Pratika Dayal moved to the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
October 20, 2010: Pratika Dayal and Carmelo Evoli final PhD Thesis dissertation
October 19, 2010: Ruben Salvaterra got a permanent position at INAF
September, 2007: Simona Gallerani has been assigned a Postdoc position of EIRSA, the Eotvos International Research School in Astrophysics in Budapest. Starting from November 2007, she will work on a joint research project between Budapest and Columbia University in New York.
July, 2007: Andrea Ferrara has been awarded the 9th Blaauw chair by the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands.
December 13, 2006: Astronomers search for elusive old stars: press coverage of a recently published paper by Evan Scannapieco, Daisuke Kawata, Chris Brook, Raffaella Schneider, Andrea Ferrara and Brad Gibson on ApJ.
October 19, 2006: Michela Mapelli final PhD thesis dissertation