Mauro D’Onofrio was born in Venezia in August 28, 1961. He got the Laurea degree in astronomy at the University of Padova, Padua, Italy, in 1987. The title of the thesis was ’Study of the Nova Stellar System in M31.” He also got the M.P.H. degree at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste in 1989. The thesis title was ’Properties of Spiral Galaxies: A Study of the Virgo Cluster.” In addition, he got the Ph.D. degree from the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste in 1991. The thesis title was ’Studies of Stellar Components in Spiral Galaxies.” He works as a Research Astronomer at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Padova since 1992 and as an invited speaker at several international meetings. He published more than 60 works in international journals with referees. Moreover, he serves as a Professor of teaching the fundamentals of astronomy at the School of Specialization for the Training of Teachers since 1999. Since 2002, he works as a Professor of complements of optical astronomy. He is well known in the astronomical community for his works on the structural and dynamical nonhomology of early-type galaxies. He also worked successfully on extragalactic novae and on the interferometry of cataclysmic variables.
Biography Updated on 11 November 2012