Renato Falomo was born in Venice, Italy, in 1953. He received his Ph.D. degree in astronomy from the University of Padua, Padua, Italy in 1979. After some years of working as astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Brera (Milan) and at Asiago Observatory he moved to the Astronomical Observatory of Padova where he is presently working as Full Astronomer of INAF. Falomo's science interest is mainly focused on the phenomenology of active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the context of the processes of formation and evolution of galaxies. The main work in this field includes the characterization of the properties of the host galaxies of quasars, the measurements of their black hole masses, and the connection between nuclear activity and the processes of galaxy formation. He is also involved in the phase A study for a near-IR camera for E-ELT (MICADO project). Falomo is the author of about 130 articles in refereed journals and over 120 other publications.
Biography Updated on 22 October 2010