Marcella Marconi obtained a degree in physics from the University of Pisa, Italy, evaluation: 110/110 cum laude in 1994. He received the Ph.D. degree in astronomy from University of Florence in 1998. In 1998, he received the Postdoctoral Grant Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte. In 1999, he served as a Temporary Researcher in Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, and in 2000, he worked in a permanent position as a Researcher in Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte. His main scientific areas of interest include the theory of stellar evolution and pulsation with particular attention to the modeling of stellar oscillations and the use of model predictions to understand the observed behaviors. His two main scientific issues are the study of evolved pulsating stars, in particular Cepheids and RR Lyrae, as stellar population tracers and distance indicators and the study of radial and nonradial oscillations in pre-Main Sequence pulsating stars and development of theoretical tools to constrain the intrinsic parameters of these young objects. His publications include 120 refereed papers, including three review manuscripts, 125 nonrefereed papers, 2479 citations, and 7 invited reviews and 25 oral contributions to national and international scientific meetings.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2010