Roberto Silvotti


Roberto Silvotti, INAF-Astrophysical Observatory of Turin, Italy

Role: Coordinator of the PSM WP 112400 “Other detection methods”

Roberto Silvotti graduated at the Bologna University with 110/110 “Summa cum  laude” and completed his PhD in Astronomy at the same University.
After a training period at the Uppsala Observatory and a short stage at the Iowa University, he has been working at the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Napoli) from 1995 to 2003 and then at the INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, where he is still based.
His main scientific interests include evolved stars, stellar pulsation, asteroseismology of compact stars (white dwarfs and subdwarf B stars), exoplanets, late-stage evolution of planetary systems.

He has been working with photometric and spectroscopic data from several ground-based and space telescopes, he has a wide experience with frequency analysis of long photometric time-series such as those produced by the Kepler/K2 mission and those that will be produced soon by the TESS mission and PLATO.

He has beeen member of the Whole Earth Telescope and the HELAS european consortium for helio-asteroseismology (HELAS). He is presently member of the International Astronomical Union, the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC), the TESS Asteroseismic Science Consortium (TASC), the TESS Target Selection Working Group, the PLATO Science Management. As for PLATO, he is in charge of coordinating a working group on “Other (exoplanet) detection methods” including detection through phase variations in pulsating stars and planetary transits in compact stars.

He has been SOC member in several international meetings and external referee for PhD thesis at the Universitat PolitËcnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and Universit\’e Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. He is author of about 90 refereed papers (22 as 1st author) published in A&A, MNRAS, ApJ, Nature, AJ, etc., and author of about 70 proceedings and non-refereed articles (25 as 1st author). RS is also involved in scientific dissemination with seminars and public conferences and training courses for high school teachers.