Ciro Del Vecchio
Ciro Del Vecchio joined the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in 1987, just after receiving his degree at the Faculty of Engineering in Pisa, Italy. He became a staff researcher at the end of 1988, and he has been an associate astronomer since 1998. He is a member of the Italian branch of the project office of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) (http://lbtwww.arcetri.astro.it/) and was responsible for the structural design of the telescope. Del Vecchio is also part of the Arcetri Adaptive Optics Group (http://adopt.arcetri.astro.it/) since its inception in the 1990s, and he developed the optomechanical design of the adaptive secondary mirrors conceived in Arcetri for the MMT and LBT telescopes. He has been a collaborator on the Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT) (http://www.srt.inaf.it/), and he has worked on the mechanical design of various optical and infrared focal-plane instruments developed in Arcetri in cooperation with many international institutions. The electromagnetic design of the new-generation deformable mirror for the extremely large telescope (ELT) (http://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/e-elt.html) adaptive optics systems is his current main research activity.
Biography Updated on 22 November 2011