I am an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) since 1995.

Within the CFA I am a member of the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) which operates the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, NASA's flagship mission for X-Ray astronomy.
My duties in the CXC are split between the Science Data System (SDS) groupĀ  and the Chandra Director's Office (CDO).
SDS is
responsible for the design, specification, testing and documentation of the Chandra scientific data analysis software and for the support of users analyzing Chandra data.
The CDO group
assists the Director in the running of the CXC.

Recently the focus of my scientific research has been on
multi-wavelength extragalactic survey and in particular the COSMOS survey.
In the past I have mainly studied X-ray and EUVE emission from Active Galactic Nuclei and the AGN/starburst galaxies connection, with two parenthesis on Planetary Nebulae and
neutral hydrogen in the interstellar medium.

Antonella Fruscione
The image in the background is a composite image of the "Chandra Deep Field South" from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope (HST) which combines the deepest X-ray, optical and infrared views of the sky.
Chandra sources are blue, the optical HST data are shown in green and blue, and the infrared data from Hubble are in red and green

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