Costantino Sigismondi

Docente invitato dell'Istituto Scienza e Fede

Costantino Sigismondi

Docente invitato dell'Istituto Scienza e Fede

Scheda del docente Costantino Sigismondi

Costantino Sigismondi, PhD

CURRICULUM VITAE ET STUDIORUM
Current position:
Full Professor of Physics at Federico Caffè Institute, Rome 2002-present (2016)
Previous: 2011-2014: Pesquisador Visitante Observatorio Nacional/MCTI Rio de
Janeiro 2007-2011 Research at Nice University/Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur &IRSOL
2000-02 Visiting Scientist Yale Astronomy Dept. 1994-2000 PhD&Research ICRA/Rome
1. Academic and Scientific Qualifications:
– Qualification of Maître de Conference in Epistemology-History of Science (Ministry of
Superior Education and Research, 01/02/2013 13272247850 France 2013)
– Qualification of Maître de Conference in Astronomy/Astrophysics (Ministry of Superior
Education and Research, 15/02/2013 13234247850 France 2013)
– Member of the IRAP-PhD board (Solar Astrometry)
– International PhD in Relativistic Astrophysics (Nice-Sophia Antipolis University 2011
on High precision ground-based measurements of solar diameter in support of the
PICARD mission. Directors Jean Arnaud, Marianne Faurobert and Alberto Egidi.
– PhD in Theoretical Physics (Sapienza University of Rome 1998 on Large scale structure
formation and neutrino cosmology. Director Remo Ruffini)
– Master degree in Physics (Sapienza University of Rome 1994, thesis in X-ray astronomy
of clusters of galaxies. Director Giuseppe Cesare Perola)
– Licence in Theology (Pontificia Univeristas Lateranensis 1998, thesis in Astronomy in the
Gospels Director Romano Penna) Specialization in Sindonology (Pontificio Ateneo
Regina Apostolorum 2012)
2. Grants and Awards:
– Giuseppe Kirner (Ministry of Education) and Enrico Persico (Accademia dei Lincei)
awards 1989-1994
– PhD fellowship (Sapienza University of Rome) 1994-1998
– ICRA research grant 1998-2000 on large scale structure formation
– Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma and Yale University research grant 2000-2002 on
Solar astrometry with eclipses and Solar Disk Sextant
– Sapienza University of Rome research grant 2001-2002 on Fermions in the expanding
universe
– Foreign Affair Ministry and Sejong University (Seoul SK) 2005 on Solar astrometry
– Vinci grant for International PhD Franco-Italian University 2007-2011
– Galileo medal of Accademia Patavina in 2009 for History of Astronomy
– FAPERJ research grant for Solar astrometry ON/MCTI Rio de Janeiro 2011-2012
– CNPq research grant for Solar astrometry ON/MCTI Rio de Janeiro 2011-2014
– Unicredit grant for Gerbertus journal and annual meeting 2010-2015
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3. Research projects
– Large scale structure formation in the expanding Universe (1998-2002) Sapienza Univ.
– Solar astrometry with eclipses and Solar Disk Sextant (2000-2010) Yale University
– Solar astrometry with historical eclipses and planetary transits Sejong University (2005)
– Solar astrometry with ground-based instruments (2007-2011) Nice University and
Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur
– VENUSTEX with Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur and Huairou Solar Observing Station
(China) 2012
– Solar astrometry with Rio de Janeiro Astrolabe ON/MCTI 2011
– Solar astrometry with Rio de Janeiro Heliometer ON/MCTI and CBPF/MCTI 2012-2013
– Didactics of Astronomy 1987-2013 Liceo Scientifico G.B. Morgagni Roma
– Solar astronomy with pinholes 2002-13 Basilica S. Maria degli Angeli and Sapienza Univ.
– Gerbert of Aurillac 2002-2013
– Cassini and Clavius centennials 2012
– Galileo, Kepler and heliometry 2000-2002
4. Research interests
Solar astrometry and secular variability
Variable stars
History of astronomy and cosmology
Gravitation and General Relativity
Oceanography and wave mechanics
5. Organizations of international symposia and acta publication
– First William Fairbank Workshop Pescara 1998
– Clavius fourth centennial meeting and XXXI ESOP Pescara 2012
– Gerbert of Aurillac millennium meeting and annual meetings: Rome 2003-2016
– Founder and editor of GERBERTVS, International Academic Publication on History of
Medieval Science (ISSN 2038-355X)
6. Teaching experience: Universities and High Schools
– Sapienza University of Rome 2002-2009: History of Astronomy and Earth in the Solar
System 2002-present Solar Physics Laboratory (in collaboration with Paolo De Bernardis)
– University Campus Biomedico of Rome 2004-2007: Statistics
– Regina Apostolorum University 2007-present (2016) History and Philosophy of
Astronomy
– Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Observatorio do Valongo: Contract Professor of
Astronomy 2014-2015
– Observatorio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro: Solar Astrometry
– Liceo G. B. Morgagni, Rome 1987- present: Astronomy
– ITIS Federico Caffè Galileo Ferraris, Volta and Armellini, Rome 2002- present: Physics
7. Presentations
Presentations to International Conferences: Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity
(1997 to 2015), invited speaker to Galileo-Xu Meetings, Italo-Korean Meetings (from 1995),
ICRANet Meetings, Paris-Observatory History of Astronomy Meetings, Korean History of
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Astronomy (2009 and 2012) Gerbert of Aurillac, CBPF and ESOP Meetings. Italian Embassy
in the United States of America and in Korea In total 90 talks from 1995 to present held in the
five continents, as invited speaker.
8. Papers and reviews
There are 185 publications on NASA ADS archive on January 31 2016; among them:
– A. Raponi, C. Sigismondi, et al., The Measurement of Solar Diameter and Limb
Darkening Function with the Eclipse Observations, Solar Physics (2012);
– C. Sigismondi, Guidelines for measuring solar radius with Baily beads analysis, Science
in China G 52, 1773 (2009);
– C. Sigismondi, et al., Atlas of Baily Beads 2005-2008, Solar Physics 258, 191 (2009);
– Kilcik, C.Sigismondi, et al., Solar Radius Determination from Total Solar Eclipse of
March, 29 2006, Solar Physics 257, 237 (2009);
– C. Sigismondi, Measuring the solar angular diameter using two pinholes, Am. J. Phys.
70 1157 2002;
– C. Sigismondi, Gerberto e la misura delle canne d’organo, Archivum Bobiense 29, 355-
396 2007;
– C. Sigismondi, Long Waves Perturbations to Astronomical Tides in Adriatic and
Tyrrenian Sea, AIPC 966, 333-340, 2008;
– C. Sigismondi, Correlations of successive maxima in Mira, Chi Cygni, R Leonis and R
Hydrae JAAVSO 32,34 2004;
– C. Sigismondi, D. Hoffleit and R. Coccioli, Long term behavior of Mira Ceti maxima,
JAAVSO 30, 31 2001.
– Referee for The Astrophysical Journal, General Relativity and Gravitation and Science in
China.
9. Edited volumes and books (10): a selection
– R. Ruffini & C. Sigismondi, Nonlinear Gravitodynamics,World Scientific, Singapore 2003
– C. Sigismondi, Meridiani e Longitudini a Roma, Sapienza Università di Roma 2006
– C. Sigismondi, La Sfera da Gerberto al Sacrobosco, UPRA, Roma 2008
– C. Sigismondi, Effemeridi: Introduzione al calcolo astronomico, UPRA, Roma 2008
– C. Sigismondi, Astronomia di posizione per muoni, UPRA, Roma 2009
– C. Sigismondi, High precision ground-based measurements of solar diameter, LAP
Lambert, Saarbrucken 2013.
10. Submitted articles
A. H. Andrei, C. Sigismondi, et al., 42 years of continuous observations of the Solar diameter
from 1974 to 2015, submitted to Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (2016)
11. Languages
Italian, English, French and Portuguese, fluent.
12. Memberships
International Astronomical Union, American Physical Society, Italian Society of Physics,
AAVSO American Association of Variable Stars Observers, IMO International Meteor
Organization, ICRA International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, IOTA, International
Occultation Timing Association, ODR Online Dispute Resolution – Latinoamerica.
13. International Partnerships: ON Observatorio Nacional; IRSOL Istituto Ricerche
Solari di Locarno; Yale University; Institute d’Astrophysique de Paris, UNice, ICRANet.
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