Sicilia Daniela

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Terzo piano Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia G. Galilei

Titolo della tesi:
Characterization of planetary atmospheres through high-resolution spectroscopy


Prof. Giampaolo Piotto
Dott. Valerio Nascimbeni
Dott. L. Malavolta


Short CV

• October 2016 – now
PhD student in Astronomy - Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
• April – September 2016:
Scholarship in: “Optimization Study of project management processes by participating in a
project for space” – INAF Observatory of Catania

Study and training, as part of the Italian participation in the CHEOPS project, of the IT management
processes and tracking of documentation and products of the project; study of planning tools and control
tasks; study of methodologies of the diffusions of the results in the project and to the outside.

• October 2014 – September 2015:
Scholarship in: “PERFORMA” project – INAF Observatory of Catania

School and public visits at the Observatory of Catania and Serra la Nave
Cooperation in the organization of: special courses, public lectures, contests and competitions for schools.
Depth study on the means and methods of scientific communication and dissemination

• 2010-2016
Teaching experience
- Physics in public high scool:
9 December 2015 - 10 Febrary 2016: I.P.S.S. “Lucia Mangano” (Catania)
10 – 25 November 2015: I. T. I. “Galileo Ferraris” (Catania)
- Physics and Informatics in private high scool:
17 March – 30 June 2014: I. S. “La Cultura” (Catania)
- Physics: courses of study for admission university
February – August 2010: I. S. “Empedocle” (Catania)

• 2013
Teaching qualification in Physics
Tirocinio Formativo Attivo (TFA), University of Catania

• 2009
Master Degree in Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania
Final mark: 110/110 cum laude
Title of the thesis: “Ossidi di azoto e di carbonio nelle nubi interstellari dense”
Supervisor: Prof. R. A. Zappalà
Co-supervisor: Dr. M. E. Palumbo

• 2005
Bachelor Degree in Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania
Final mark: 110/110 cum laude
Title of the thesis: “Applicazioni del modello di Kopp-Pneuman allo studio di un flare solare ”
Supervisor: Prof.ssa F. Zuccarello


• Nitrogen oxides and carbon chain oxides formed after ion irradiation of CO:N 2 ice mixtures - Sicilia,
D.; Ioppolo, S.; Vindigni, T.; Baratta, G.A.; Palumbo, M.E.; 2012; A&A...543.A155S

• Thermal effects on PLATO point spread function

• Radiation, Thermal Gradient and Weight: a threefold dilemma for PLATO

• Manufacturing and alignment tolerance analysis through Montecarlo approach for PLATO

• PLATO: a multiple telescope spacecraft for exo-planets hunting