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Dr Claudio Pagani

Calibration scientist Project Lead in Gaia DPAC

School/Department: Physics & Astronomy, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 223 1891

Email: cp232@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I studied Physics at the Universita' degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy). I was a Research Assistant at the Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State University from 2004 to 2010 as a team member of the Swift satellite project a NASA-led mission to study Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). I've been working at the University of Leicester from 2010 to 2022 on different space science missions, as a calibration scientist for NASA's Swift, as Project Lead in the Gaia Data Analysis and Processing Consortium and as an instrument and software scientist on the SMILE project, a joint ESA-CAS mission currently being developed and scheduled for launch in 2022 to study the interaction of the solar wind with the Earth's magnetosphere.


Research

I'm a research associate at the University of Leicester. I am a team member of the Gaia project an ESA's mission that is generating a 3D mapping of more than a billion stars of the Milky Way with unprecedented accuracy. My role in Gaia is to model the damaged to the spacecraft detectors caused by space radiation and to develop the software to account for the effects of radiation on the observations. In 2018 I have started working as an instrument and software scientist on the SMILE project a joint ESA-CAS mission currently being developed and scheduled for launch in 2022 to study the interaction of the solar wind with the Earth's magnetosphere.

Publications

(0) Recovering Swift-XRT energy resolution through CCD charge trap mapping, Pagani, C.; et al. 2011, A&A, 534, 20, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201117660

The Swift X-ray flaring afterglow of GRB 050607, Pagani, C.; et al., 2006, ApJ 645, 1315, doi: 10.1086/504518

Host Galaxies of low z Radio-loud Quasars: A search of HST archives Pagani, C.; Falomo, R.; Treves, A. 2003, ApJ 596 830-839, doi: 10.1086/378199

Characterization and evolution of the Swift X-ray Telescope instrumental background, Pagani, C.; et al. 2007, in SPIE
Conference Series, Vol. 6686.

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Press and media

ESA's Gaia news

Gaid DR3 release, June 13th 2022

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