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Professore Ordinario





Full Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy "Galilei" of the University of Padova and at the IST of the University of Lisboa (high energy astrophysics, particle physics, quantum mechanics).

Principal Investigator of astrophysical projects from ground (formerly project scientist of MAGIC) and on satellites (ASTROGAM). Member of INFN, INAF, SIF,Gruppo2003, LIP, SISS, SISFA, IAU. Italian and Argentinian nationalities.

Previous Jobs (since 1993)

- May 2021: Visiting Professor, GSSI l'Aquila.
- November 2019: Visiting Professor, Institute of Space Science, University of Buenos Aires.
- Oct 2014/Sep 2017: Director of research at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Padova
- II Semester 2011/12: Full professor (visiting) at the University of Tokyo
- Sep 2010/Jun 2011: Guest Researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Physics (Werner Heisenberg), Munich
- II Semester 2001/02: Visiting professor, University of Paris VI
- 1993/1999: Associate and then Staff Member (after 1995) at CERN, Geneva
- Other periods: University of Udine, associate (until 2004) and then full professor


- Classical high-school (Vicenza, 60/60). Graduated magna cum laude in Physics in Padova. Diploma of the Scuola Elettronica di Artiglieria, Roma (Lieutenant of the Italian army). Post-doctoral activity at CERN, Geneva.

Research Interests

- Fundamental physics. From 1983 to 1999, physics with particle accelerators; from 1999 to today, high energy astrophysics, in particular with cosmic gamma rays. History of physics and astronomy.

Main Scientific Awards

- 2016: Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate.
- 2011: Thomson-Reuters Award for belonging to the “top 1% researchers publishing in the field of Space Science over the [...] decade" 2002-2011.
- 2011: HEAD AAS Bruno Rossi Prize as a member of the GLAST-LAT Team.
- 2010: Highlight of the European Physical Society for the article ‘Nationalism and internationalism in science: the case of the discovery of cosmic rays’, with P. Carlson, Eur. Phys. J. H 36, 309
- 2008: NASA Group Achievement Award.

Main Honors

- Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, motu proprio of the President of Republic.


Highly-cited researcher [SLAC Inspire: 121. Citations: 66 000 (112 per article in average)]

- I diciotto anni migliori della mia vita (Galileo a Padova 1592-1610), by A. De Angelis, Castelvecchi 2021.
- Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche di Galileo Galilei per lettori moderni, by A. De Angelis, Codice 2021. English/International Edition: Galileo’s “Two New Sciences” for Modern Readers, by A. De Angelis, Springer Nature 2021. With prefaces by Ugo Amaldi and Telmo Pievani.
- Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Problems and Solutions, by A. De Angelis. M. Pimenta, R. Conceição, Springer Nature 2021.
- Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Multimessenger Astronomy and its Particle Physics Foundations, 2nd Edition, by A. De Angelis and M. Pimenta, Springer Nature 2018 (760 pp.), with a preface by Francis Halzen.
- L’enigma dei raggi cosmici, by A. De Angelis, Springer 2012 (150 pp.), with a preface by Margherita Hack.
- Several books of Conference Proceedings.

Articles: More than 700 refereed papers on journals including Science and Nature. Popularization articles in Le Scienze, Sterne und Weltraum, Nuovo Saggiatore, CERN Courier.


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