Short CV/Education and training


    Diploma of Laurea in Astronomia, Padova University

  • 1991
    B.Sc. (Physics), University of Sao Paulo

  • 1994
    M.Sc. (Astronomy), University of Sao Paulo

  • 1998
    Ph.D. (Astronomy), University of Sao Paulo (part of it carried out in Italy)

Academic Positions (since 2000):

  • since 2000
    Research Fellow, Columbia University, New York, USA

  • 2000 – 2003
    Research Astronomer, Trieste Observatory/OAT, INAF, Italy

  • 2003 – 2011
    Research Astronomer Tenured, Trieste Observatory/OAT, INAF, Italy (On leave from January 2008 until April 2011)

  • 2005 – 2007
    Sabbatical at Geneva Observatory, Geneva University, Switzerland

  • 2008 – 2010
    Maitre Assistant, Geneva Observatory, Geneva University, Switzerland

  • 2010 – 2011
    Research Assistant at the Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (AIP)

  • Since 2011
    Scientific Staff at the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)

Selected publications

  • Chiappini, C., Frischknecht, U., Meynet, G. et al. 2011, Nature 472, 545: Imprints of fast rotating massive stars in the Galactic Bulge

  • Chiappini, C., Gorny, S.K., Stasinska, G., Barbuy, B. 2009, A&A 494, 591: Abundances in the Galactic bulge: results from planetary nebulae and giant stars

  • Chiappini, C., Ekstroem, S., Meynet, G. et al. 2008, A&A Letters 479, L9: A new imprint of fast rotators – low 12C/13C ratios in extremely metal-poor halo stars

  • Chiappini, C., Hirschi, R., Meynet G. et al. 2006, A&A Letters 449, L27: A strong case for fast stellar rotation at low metallicities

  • Chiappini, C., Matteucci, F., Ballero, S. 2005, A&A 437, 429: The origin of Nitrogen: implications of recent measurements of N/O in Galactic metal-poor halo stars

  • Chiappini, C., Matteucci, F., Meynet, G. 2003, A&A 410, 257: Stellar yields with rotation and their effect in chemical evolution models

  • Chiappini, C., Romano, D., Matteucci, F. 2003, MNRAS 339, 63: Oxygen, Carbon and Nitrogen evolution in galaxies

  • Chiappini, C., Renda, A., Matteucci, F. 2002, A&A 395, 789: Evolution of Deuterium, 3He and 4He in the Galaxy

  • Chiappini, C., Matteucci, F. Romano, D. 2001, ApJ 554, 1044: Abundance Gradients and the Formation of the Milky Way

  • Chiappini, C., Matteucci, F., Padoan, P. 2000, ApJ 528, 711: The Chemical Evolution of the Galaxy with a variable IMF

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

  • Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE, sky survey)

  • 4m Multi Object Spectrograph Telescope – 4MOST (Conceptual study for ESO)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Selected research activities (from 2000):

  • Panel Member of the ESO OPC, 2012

  • Project Scientist for 4MOST, since 2011

  • Chair/Organizer of the Workshop “Large Area Optical Spectroscopic Surveys: Science with 4MOST “, 2012

  • Chair of the “4MOST Science Kick Off Meeting”, 2011

  • Chair of the workshop Galactic Archaeology with SEGUE, held in Potsdam, 2011

  • Member of the CoRoT red giant working group, 2010

  • Invited to join SDSS-III via the Brazilian Participation Group, 2009 (member since November 2009)

  • Member of GREAT , 2009

  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the IAU Symposium 268 Light Elements in the Universe, held in Geneva and one of the editors of the proceedings, 2009

  • Member of the Scientific Organizing Committee of the IAU Symposium 265: Chemical Abundances in the Universe, held in Rio de Janeiro, 2009

  • Member of the ESA/ESO working group on Galactic Science (outcome document 177 pp), 2008

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Symposium Series Nuclei in the Cosmos , 2007

  • Referee for Nature, ApJ, A&A, MNRAS, AJ, PASA, Review of Modern Physics, since 2000

  • Member of the Brazilian Astronomical Society

  • Member of the German Astronomical Society

  • Referee for Swiss National Fundation

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Daughter born in 16 April 2009


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