|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) group 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.
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