Tomaso Belloni was born in Milano, Italy, in 1961. He graduated from the University of Milan in 1986 with a Physics thesis on galactic X-ray astronomy. From 1988 to 1994, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institut für extraterrestrische Physik in Garching-bei-München, Germany, where he participated in the ROSAT mission. In 1994, he joined the Astronomical Institute A. Pannekoek at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he remained until 1999, when he returned to Italy with the position of Associate Astronomer at the Brera Observatory in Merate, where he currently works. He works on high-energy emission from X-ray binaries. He is especially interested in the analysis and interpretation of fast aperiodic time variability black-hole and neutron-star systems. He is a Member of the IAU and Associate of COSPAR and is and has been a Member of several time-allocation panels for X-ray observatories and of science committees, as well as referee for a dozen international journals.
Biography Updated on 31 October 2010