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Current Position:

  • Dr. Valentina Calvi
    BoRG PostDoctoral Fellow
    Space Science Telescope Institute
    3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA
  • E-mail: calvi@stsci.edu
  • Phone: 1-410-338-1891
  • Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/valentina-calvi/4a/900/417
  • Summary: I'm a member of the BoRG (The Brightest of Reionizing Galaxies HST/WFC3 survey) team led by Dr. Michele Trenti as a postdoctoral fellow.
    I led the phase 2 of the 480 pure-parallel orbits obtained with proposal 13767 (HST cycle 22).
    Now I'm working on a customized pipeline for data reduction and analysis looking for candidates z~8-9-10 galaxies.

Education

  • March-April 2015: ``The Data Scientist Toolbox'' and ``R Programming'' online classes by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
  • November 2014: PhD in Astronomy, Padova University, Italy. Thesis advisors: Prof. A. Pizzella and Dr. M. Stiavelli.
  • October 2010: M.S. in Astronomy, Padova University, Italy. Summa cum Laude. Thesis advisors: Prof. F. Bertola and Prof. A. Pizzella.
  • September 2008: B.A. in Astronomy, Padova University, Italy. Thesis advisors: Prof. F. Bertola and Prof. A. Pizzella.
  • July 2005: High-school degree in scientific studies (mark 100/100) at Liceo Scientifico "G. Galilei" in Belluno. Italy.

Professional Interests:

  • High-redshift Universe: first galaxies and reionization
  • Deep HST Surveys: HUDF, UDF05, BoRG

Talks

  • June 2015 [C]: "The Brightest of the Reionizing Galaxies HST Survey", EWASS 2015, Special Session "First Galaxies: Theory and Observations", Tenerife (Spain).
  • June 2015 [C]: "The Brightest of the Reionizing Galaxies Survey", ARCHECOSMIC "First Stars, Galaxies and Black-Holes: Now and Then", University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
  • May 2015 [C]: "Bright Galaxies at Cosmic Dawn", OSCER15 "The Olympian Symposium 2015: Cosmology and the Epoch of Reionization", Paralia Katerini (Greece).
  • May 2015 [lunch talk]: "BoRG Storming the First Galaxies", INAF Observatory of Padova (Italy).
  • March 2014: "The Effects of Surface Brightness Dimming in the Selection of High-z Galaxies", INAF Observatory of Bologna (Italy).
  • December 2013 [lunch talk]: "A Deep Look into High-z Galaxies", INAF Observatory of Padova (Italy) <\li>

Honors & Awards

  • 2014: Grant "Ing. Aldo Gini" to carry out scientific research in a foreign country.
  • 2009: Grant to attent the Space Astronomy Summer Program at STScI.
  • 2005: Grant "Bocchetti-Protti" for the highest mark in the high school final exam.

Visits to Other Institutions

  • October 2014: Institute of Astronomy (IoA), Cambridge, UK
  • May 2014: Institute of Astronomy (IoA), Cambridge, UK
  • September 2013-November 2014: STScI
  • February-June 2013: STScI
  • January 2013: Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB), Santiago, Chile
  • January-July 2012: STScI
  • June 2011: STScI

Teaching, Outreach, and Services

  • 2015-present: PostDoc representative at STScI
  • February 2015: Space Astronomy Summer Program reviers panel at STScI
  • June 2013: Classes on "Spherical Astronomy" and "Measures of Time in Astronomy" for high school students held at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Padova University (Italy).
  • December 13, 2012: Interpreter at the public talk ``Recent Developments in Black Hole Astrophysics'' by Prof. Jean-Pierre Luminet held at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice (Italy).
  • 2011-2012: PhD students representative (organizer of the weekly Journal Club and the annual PhD workshop) at the Department of Astronomy of Padova University (Italy)
  • November 19, 2010: Public talk "First Lights in the Universe" at the Planetarium in Padova (Italy).
  • 2009-2012: Classes on "Nebulae Spectroscopy" and "Galaxies in the Universe" during the educational project for high schools "Il cielo come laboratorio" organized by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Padova University (Italy).

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