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Matteo Bachetti's Curriculum Vitae

1. Personal info

Born 1981/11/29, Cagliari, Italy

Married, two daughters

Address:

INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

via della Scienza 5, I-09047 Selargius (CA), Italy

Website: http://www.matteobachetti.it


2. Languages

  • Italian: mother-tongue
  • English: fluent
  • French: fluent

3. Education

2010: PhD, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

  • Numerical Methods for the study of rapid X-ray variability in low-mass X-ray binaries
  • Supervisor: Luciano Burderi
  • Co-supervisor: Tiziana di Salvo
  • Mark: Ottimo (Outstanding)

2006: Laurea Specialistica (Master's Degree), Università degli Studi di Cagliari

  • Sviluppo di codici per la ricerca di pulsar binarie (Development of codes for binary pulsar search)
  • Supervisor: Luciano Burderi
  • Co-supervisor: Andrea Possenti,Marta Burgay
  • Mark: 110/110 cum laude

2003: Laurea Triennale (Bachelor's Degree), Università degli Studi di Cagliari

  • Ricerca di pulsar in sistemi binari: il problema della conferma dei candidati (Search of pulsars in binary systems: the problem of candidate confirmation)
  • Supervisor: Nichi D'Amico
  • Co-supervisor: Andrea Possenti,Marta Burgay
  • Mark: 110/110 cum laude

4. More education

2017b: Data-Driven Astronomy, Online course, Coursera

2017/04/07,2017/04/09: Famelab - Masterclass on Science Communication, POST, Perugia

2016a: Intro to Machine Learning, Online course, Udacity

2015/02/26,2015/03/06: Observer in Antenna training, Sardinia Radio Telescope, San Basilio (CA), Italy

2008/10/06–2008/10/10: Specialistic school of Parallel Computing, CINECA, Bologna, Italy

2007/09/17–2007/09/28: Summer school of Scientific and 3D visualization, CINECA, Bologna, Italy

2006/09/04–2006/09/15: Summer school of Parallel Computing, CINECA, Bologna, Italy


5. Post-Doctoral Experience

Dec. 2015-today: Staff scientist, Multiwavelength studies from radio to X-rays of compact Galactic sources, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

Sept. 2014-Nov. 2015: Post Doc Researcher, Multiwavelength studies of double neutron star binaries and X-ray binaries, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

2011-2014: Post Doc Researcher, Accretion studies in the hard X-rays with NuSTAR, IRAP, Toulouse, France

Feb.-Aug. 2011: Software Developer, Modeling of noise sources in Planck-HFI, IRAP, Toulouse, France

Feb.-Dec. 2010: Internship + Short contract, Search for QPOs in the RXTE archive, CESR, Toulouse, France


6. Professional activities

2017: Referee, Polish NCN-OPUS program

2016: Referee, Netherland NWO Veni program

2015-: Member, XIPE Science Team

2015: Member, XMM-OTAC

2015-: Member, Sardina Radio Telescope Operations Team

2015-: Member, Athena End-to-end Simulations WG

2015: Referee, Nature

2014-: Referee, The Astrophysical Journal

2014-: Member, Sardina Radio Telescope Science Commissioning and Validation Team

2012-: Referee for Italian SuperComputing Resource Allocation

2012: Member, NuSTAR Science Commissioning and Operations Team

2011-: Member, LOFT Science Team

2011-: Member, NuSTAR Galactic Binaries Working Group

2011-: Member, NuSTAR ULX Working Group

2011-: Member, NuSTAR Science Team

2011-: Referee, Astronomische Nachrichten


7. Press release

2014/10/08, NASA, Media telecon and press release: NASA's NuSTAR finds impossibly bright dead star, about Bachetti et al., Nature (2014)

2013/11/26, NASA/JPL, Press Release: Do Black Holes Come in Size Medium?, about Bachetti et al., ApJ 778, (2013), Walton et al., ApJ 779, (2013)


8. Awards and Competitive Fellowships

2016a: NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal

2014c: NASA Group Achievement award, NuSTAR Operations Team

2014a: NASA Group Achievement award, NuSTAR Science Team

2013a: NASA Group Achievement award, NuSTAR Science Commissioning and Operations

2011a: CNES Post-Doctoral Research Grant


9. List of publications

Refereed papers

  1. Bachetti, M., Harrison, F. A., Cook, R., Tomsick, J., Schmid, C. et al. , "No Time for Dead Time: Timing Analysis of Bright Black Hole Binaries with NuSTAR", The Astrophysical Journal 800, 109 (2015)
  2. Bachetti, M., Harrison, F. A., Walton, D. J., Grefenstette, B. W., Chakrabarty, D. et al. , "An ultraluminous X-ray source powered by an accreting neutron star", Nature 514, 202-204 (2014)
  3. Bachetti, M., Rana, V., Walton, D. J., Barret, D., Harrison, F. A. et al. , "The Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources NGC 1313 X-1 and X-2: A Broadband Study with NuSTAR and XMM-Newton", The Astrophysical Journal 778, 163 (2013)
  4. Bachetti, M., Romanova, M. M., Kulkarni, A., Burderi, L. & di Salvo, T., "QPO emission from moving hot spots on the surface of neutron stars: a model", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 403, 1193-1205 (2010)
  5. Zolotukhin, I. Y., Bachetti, M., Sartore, N., Chilingarian, I. V. & Webb, N. A., "The Slowest Spinning X-Ray Pulsar in an Extragalactic Globular Cluster", The Astrophysical Journal 839, 125 (2017)
  6. Walton, D. J., Mooley, K., King, A. L., Tomsick, J. A., Miller, J. M. et al. , "Living on a Flare: Relativistic Reflection in V404 Cyg Observed by NuSTAR during Its Summer 2015 Outburst", The Astrophysical Journal 839, 110 (2017)
  7. Walton, D. J., Fürst, F., Harrison, F. A., Middleton, M. J., Fabian, A. C. et al. , "The Broadband Spectral Variability of Holmberg IX X-1", The Astrophysical Journal 839, 105 (2017)
  8. Prandoni, I., Murgia, M., Tarchi, A., Burgay, M., Castangia, P. et al. , "The Sardinia Radio Telescope: From a Technological Project to a Radio Observatory", arXiv:1703.09673, (2017). Accepted for publication in Section 13 'Astronomical instrumentation' of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  9. Ludlam, R. M., Miller, J. M., Bachetti, M., Barret, D., Bostrom, A. C. et al. , "A Hard Look at the Neutron Stars and Accretion Disks in 4U 1636-53, GX 17+2, and 4U 1705-44 with NuStar", The Astrophysical Journal 836, 140 (2017)
  10. Huppenkothen, D., Younes, G., Ingram, A., Kouveliotou, C., Gögüs, E. et al. , "Detection of Very Low-frequency, Quasi-periodic Oscillations in the 2015 Outburst of V404 Cygni", The Astrophysical Journal 834, 90 (2017)
  11. Fürst, F., Walton, D. J., Stern, D., Bachetti, M., Barret, D. et al. , "Spectral Changes in the Hyperluminous Pulsar in NGC 5907 as a Function of Super-orbital Phase", The Astrophysical Journal 834, 77 (2017)
  12. Fornasini, F. M., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M., Krivonos, R. A., Fürst, F. et al. , "An XMM-Newton and NuSTAR Study of IGR J18214-1318: A Non-pulsating High-mass X-Ray Binary with a Neutron Star", The Astrophysical Journal 841, 35 (2017)
  13. Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Iacolina, M. N., Loru, S., Marongiu, M. et al. , "Imaging of SNR IC443 and W44 with the Sardinia Radio Telescope at 1.5 and 7 GHz", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 470, 1329-1341 (2017)
  14. Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Giroletti, M., Righini, S., Stagni, M. et al. , "Single-dish and VLBI observations of Cygnus X-3 during the 2016 giant flare episode", arXiv:1707.03761, (2017). Accepted for publication in MNRAS
  15. Zolotukhin, I., Webb, N. A., Godet, O., Bachetti, M. & Barret, D., "A Search for Hyperluminous X-Ray Sources in the XMM-Newton Source Catalog", The Astrophysical Journal 817, 88 (2016)
  16. Walton, D. J., Middleton, M. J., Pinto, C., Fabian, A. C., Bachetti, M. et al. , "An Iron K Component to the Ultrafast Outflow in NGC 1313 X-1", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 826, 26 (2016)
  17. Walton, D. J., Fürst, F., Bachetti, M., Barret, D., Brightman, M. et al. , "A 78 Day X-Ray Period Detected from NGC 5907 ULX1 by Swift", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 827, 13 (2016)
  18. Sleator, C. C., Tomsick, J. A., King, A. L., Miller, J. M., Boggs, S. E. et al. , "A NuSTAR Observation of the Reflection Spectrum of the Low-mass X-Ray Binary 4U 1728-34", The Astrophysical Journal 827, 134 (2016)
  19. Rea, N., Borghese, A., Esposito, P., Coti Zelati, F., Bachetti, M. et al. , "Magnetar-like Activity from the Central Compact Object in the SNR RCW103", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 828, 13 (2016)
  20. Murgia, M., Govoni, F., Carretti, E., Melis, A., Concu, R. et al. , "Sardinia Radio Telescope wide-band spectral-polarimetric observations of the galaxy cluster 3C 129", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 461, 3516-3532 (2016)
  21. Ludlam, R. M., Miller, J. M., Cackett, E. M., Fabian, A. C., Bachetti, M. et al. , "NuSTAR and XMM-Newton Observations of the Neutron Star X-Ray Binary 1RXS J180408.9-34205", The Astrophysical Journal 824, 37 (2016)
  22. Guillot, S., Kaspi, V. M., Archibald, R. F., Bachetti, M., Flynn, C. et al. , "The NuSTAR view of the non-thermal emission from PSR J0437-4715", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 463, 2612-2622 (2016)
  23. Fürst, F., Grinberg, V., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M., Boggs, S. E. et al. , "Spectro-Timing Study of GX 339-4 in a Hard Intermediate State", The Astrophysical Journal 828, 34 (2016)
  24. Brightman, M., Harrison, F., Walton, D. J., Fürst, F., Hornschemeier, A. et al. , "Spectral and Temporal Properties of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Pulsar in M82 from 15 years of Chandra Observations and Analysis of the Pulsed Emission Using NuSTAR", The Astrophysical Journal 816, 60 (2016)
  25. Walton, D. J., Middleton, M. J., Rana, V., Miller, J. M., Harrison, F. A. et al. , "NuSTAR, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku Observations of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source Holmberg II X-1", The Astrophysical Journal 806, 65 (2015)
  26. Walton, D. J., Harrison, F. A., Bachetti, M., Barret, D., Boggs, S. E. et al. , "NuSTAR and XMM-Newton Observations of the Extreme Ultraluminous X-Ray Source NGC 5907 ULX1: A Vanishing Act", The Astrophysical Journal 799, 122 (2015)
  27. Tendulkar, S. P., Hascöet, R., Yang, C., Kaspi, V. M., Beloborodov, A. M. et al. , "Phase-resolved NuSTAR and Swift-XRT Observations of Magnetar 4U 0142+61", The Astrophysical Journal 808, 32 (2015)
  28. Rana, V., Harrison, F. A., Bachetti, M., Walton, D. J., Furst, F. et al. , "The Broadband XMM-Newton and NuSTAR X-Ray Spectra of Two Ultraluminous X-Ray Sources in the Galaxy IC 342", The Astrophysical Journal 799, 121 (2015)
  29. Mukherjee, E. S., Walton, D. J., Bachetti, M., Harrison, F. A., Barret, D. et al. , "A Hard X-Ray Study of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source NGC 5204 X-1 with NuSTAR and XMM-Newton", The Astrophysical Journal 808, 64 (2015)
  30. Miller, J. M., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M., Wilkins, D., Boggs, S. E. et al. , "New Constraints on the Black Hole Low/Hard State Inner Accretion Flow with NuSTAR", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 799, 6 (2015)
  31. Madsen, K. K., Harrison, F. A., Markwardt, C. B., An, H., Grefenstette, B. W. et al. , "Calibration of the NuSTAR High-energy Focusing X-ray Telescope.", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 220, 8 (2015)
  32. Krivonos, R. A., Tsygankov, S. S., Lutovinov, A. A., Tomsick, J. A., Chakrabarty, D. et al. , "NuSTAR Discovery of an Unusually Steady Long-term Spin-up of the Be Binary 2RXP J130159.6-635806", The Astrophysical Journal 809, 140 (2015)
  33. Fürst, F., Pottschmidt, K., Miyasaka, H., Bhalerao, V., Bachetti, M. et al. , "Distorted Cyclotron Line Profile in Cep X-4 as Observed by NuSTAR", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 806, 24 (2015)
  34. Fürst, F., Nowak, M. A., Tomsick, J. A., Miller, J. M., Corbel, S. et al. , "The Complex Accretion Geometry of GX 339-4 as Seen by NuSTAR and Swift", The Astrophysical Journal 808, 122 (2015)
  35. Barrière, N. M., Krivonos, R., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M., Boggs, S. E. et al. , "NuSTAR Observation of a Type I X-Ray Burst from GRS 1741.9-2853", The Astrophysical Journal 799, 123 (2015)
  36. Walton, D. J., Harrison, F. A., Grefenstette, B. W., Miller, J. M., Bachetti, M. et al. , "Broadband X-Ray Spectra of the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source Holmberg IX X-1 Observed with NuSTAR, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku", The Astrophysical Journal 793, 21 (2014)
  37. Tomsick, J. A., Nowak, M. A., Parker, M., Miller, J. M., Fabian, A. C. et al. , "The Reflection Component from Cygnus X-1 in the Soft State Measured by NuSTAR and Suzaku", The Astrophysical Journal 780, 78 (2014)
  38. Tendulkar, S. P., Fürst, F., Pottschmidt, K., Bachetti, M., Bhalerao, V. B. et al. , "NuSTAR Discovery of a Cyclotron Line in the Be/X-Ray Binary RX J0520.5-6932 during Outburst", The Astrophysical Journal 795, 154 (2014)
  39. Natalucci, L., Tomsick, J. A., Bazzano, A., Smith, D. M., Bachetti, M. et al. , "NuSTAR and INTEGRAL Observations of a Low/Hard State of 1E1740.7-2942", The Astrophysical Journal 780, 63 (2014)
  40. Mori, K., Gotthelf, E. V., Dufour, F., Kaspi, V. M., Halpern, J. P. et al. , "A Broadband X-Ray Study of the Geminga Pulsar with NuSTAR and XMM-Newton", The Astrophysical Journal 793, 88 (2014)
  41. Miller, J. M., Bachetti, M., Barret, D., Harrison, F. A., Fabian, A. C. et al. , "Patchy Accretion Disks in Ultra-luminous X-Ray Sources", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 785, 7 (2014)
  42. Kaspi, V. M., Archibald, R. F., Bhalerao, V., Dufour, F., Gotthelf, E. V. et al. , "Timing and Flux Evolution of the Galactic Center Magnetar SGR J1745-2900", The Astrophysical Journal 786, 84 (2014)
  43. Fürst, F., Pottschmidt, K., Wilms, J., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M. et al. , "NuSTAR Discovery of a Luminosity Dependent Cyclotron Line Energy in Vela X-1", The Astrophysical Journal 780, 133 (2014)
  44. Fürst, F., Pottschmidt, K., Wilms, J., Kennea, J., Bachetti, M. et al. , "NuSTAR Discovery of a Cyclotron Line in KS 1947+300", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 784, 40 (2014)
  45. Chakrabarty, D., Tomsick, J. A., Grefenstette, B. W., Psaltis, D., Bachetti, M. et al. , "A Hard X-Ray Power-law Spectral Cutoff in Centaurus X-4", The Astrophysical Journal 797, 92 (2014)
  46. Walton, D. J., Fürst, F., Harrison, F., Stern, D., Bachetti, M. et al. , "An Extremely Luminous and Variable Ultraluminous X-Ray Source in the Outskirts of Circinus Observed with NuSTAR", The Astrophysical Journal 779, 148 (2013)
  47. Miyasaka, H., Bachetti, M., Harrison, F. A., Fürst, F., Barret, D. et al. , "NuSTAR Detection of Hard X-Ray Phase Lags from the Accreting Pulsar GS 0834-430", The Astrophysical Journal 775, 65 (2013)
  48. Miller, J. M., Parker, M. L., Fürst, F., Bachetti, M., Harrison, F. A. et al. , "NuSTAR Spectroscopy of GRS 1915+105: Disk Reflection, Spin, and Connections to Jets", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 775, 45 (2013)
  49. Miller, J. M., Parker, M. L., Fürst, F., Bachetti, M., Barret, D. et al. , "Constraints on the Neutron Star and Inner Accretion Flow in Serpens X-1 Using NuSTAR", The Astrophysical Journal Letters 779, 2 (2013)
  50. Harrison, F. A., Craig, W. W., Christensen, F. E., Hailey, C. J., Zhang, W. W. et al. , "The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) High-energy X-Ray Mission", The Astrophysical Journal 770, 103 (2013)
  51. Fürst, F., Grefenstette, B. W., Staubert, R., Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M. et al. , "The Smooth Cyclotron Line in Her X-1 as Seen with Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array", The Astrophysical Journal 779, 69 (2013)
  52. An, H., Hascoët, R., Kaspi, V. M., Beloborodov, A. M., Dufour, F. et al. , "NuSTAR Observations of Magnetar 1E 1841-045", The Astrophysical Journal 779, 163 (2013)
  53. Feroci, M., Stella, L., van der Klis, M., Courvoisier, T. J., Hernanz, M. et al. , "The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT)", Experimental Astronomy 34, 415-444 (2012)
  54. Riggio, A., Papitto, A., Burderi, L., di Salvo, T., Bachetti, M. et al. , "Timing of the accreting millisecond pulsar IGR J17511-3057", Astronomy and Astrophysics 526, 95 (2011)
  55. Barret, D., Bachetti, M. & Miller, M. C., "The Drop of the Coherence of the Lower Kilohertz Quasi-periodic Brightness Variations is Also Observed in XTE J1701-462", The Astrophysical Journal 728, 9 (2011)

Refereed Conference proceedings

  1. Bachetti, M., "The Ultraluminous X-ray population: a review", Proceedings of Science - XI Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources Workshop, MULTIF15-030 (2016)
  2. Bachetti, M., "Ultraluminous X-ray sources: Three exciting years", Astronomische Nachrichten, 337, 349 (2016)
  3. Bachetti, M., Romanova, M. M., Kulkarni, A., Burderi, L. & Di Salvo, T., "3D MHD Simulations of accreting neutron stars: evidence of QPO emission from the surface", X-ray Astronomy 2009; Present Status, Multi-Wavelength Approach and Future Perspectives, 1248, 133-134 (2010)
  4. An, H., Kaspi, V. M., Archibald, R., Bachetti, M., Bhalerao, V. et al. , "NuSTAR results and future plans for magnetar and rotation-powered pulsar observations", Astronomische Nachrichten, 335, 280-284 (2014)

Proceedings and online presentations

  1. Bachetti, M., "Ultra-Luminous X-ray Population: A Review", XI Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources Workshop (MULTIF15) (2015)
  2. Bachetti, M., "Ultraluminous X-ray sources - three exciting years", The Extremes of Black Hole Accretion (2015)
  3. Bachetti, M., Miyasaka, H., Harrison, F., Fürst, F., Barret, D. et al. , "NuSTAR detection of 4s Hard X-ray Lags from the Accreting Pulsar GS 0834-430", European Physical Journal Web of Conferences 64 (2014)
  4. Bachetti, M., Barret, D., Boggs, S. E., Christensen, F. E., Craig, W. W. et al. , "The NuSTAR ULX program", European Physical Journal Web of Conferences 64 (2014)
  5. Bachetti, M., & NuSTAR ULX Working Group, "Ultraluminous X-ray Sources with NuSTAR and Friends", The X-ray Universe 2014 (2014)
  6. Bachetti, M., "KHz QPO studies with IXO - Testing the Moving Hotspots Model", Fast X-ray Timing and Spectroscopy at Extreme Count Rates (HTRS 2011) (2011)
  7. Bachetti, M., Romanova, M. M., Belloni, T. & Ertan, Ü., "The moving hotspot model for kHz QPOs in accreting neutron stars", American Institute of Physics Conference Series 1379, 107-110 (2011)
  8. Soffitta, P., Bellazzini, R., Bozzo, E., Burwitz, V., Castro-Tirado, A. et al. , "XIPE: the x-ray imaging polarimetry explorer", Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray 9905, 15 (2016)
  9. Loru, S., Pellizzoni, A., Egron, E., Iacolina, N., Righini, S. et al. , "Modelling high-resolution spatially-resolved Supernova Remnant spectra with the Sardinia Radio Telescope", Supernova Remnants: An Odyssey in Space after Stellar Death (2016)
  10. Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Loru, S., Iacolina, M. N., Marongiu, M. et al. , "Observations of supernova remnants with the Sardinia Radio Telescope", Supernova Remnants: An Odyssey in Space after Stellar Death (2016)
  11. Zolotukhin, I., Webb, N., Godet, O., Bachetti, M. & Barret, D., "A search for hyperluminous X-ray sources in the XMM-Newton source catalog", The X-ray Universe 2014 (2014)
  12. Romanova, M. M., Lovelace, R. V. E., Bachetti, M., Blinova, A. A., Koldoba, A. V. et al. , "MHD Simulations of Magnetospheric Accretion, Ejection and Plasma-field Interaction", European Physical Journal Web of Conferences 64 (2014)
  13. Blinova, A. A., Bachetti, M. & Romanova, M. M., "Oscillations of the Boundary Layer and High-frequency QPOs", European Physical Journal Web of Conferences 64 (2014)
  14. Kaspi, V. M., An, H., Bachetti, M., Bellm, E., Beloborodov, A. M. et al. , "NuSTAR observations of rotation-powered pulsars and magnetars", Neutron Stars and Pulsars: Challenges and Opportunities after 80 years 291, 331-336 (2013)

Non-refereed & Submitted

  1. Walton, D. J., Fürst, F., Harrison, F. A., Stern, D., Bachetti, M. et al. , "Super-Eddington Accretion onto the Neutron Star NGC 7793 P13: Broadband X-ray Spectroscopy and Ultraluminous X-ray Sources", arXiv:1705.10297, (2017). Submitted to MNRAS
  2. Huppenkothen, D., Younes, G., Ingram, A., Kouveliotou, C., Gogus, E. et al. , "Detection of Very Low-Frequency Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in the 2015 Outburst of V404 Cygni", , (2016). Submitted to ApJ
  3. Pilia, M., Trois, A., Pellizzoni, A. P., Bachetti, M., Piano, G. et al. , "Data Reduction of Multi-wavelength Observations", arXiv:1512.01361, (2015).

Astronomer's Telegrams

  1. Bachetti, M., Tomsick, J. A. & Foster, K., "NuSTAR timing analysis of Swift J1808.4-1754: the pulse period is ~910 s", The Astronomer's Telegram #6229, 2014
  2. Egron, E., Pilia, M., Bachetti, M., Iacolina, M. N., Pellizzoni, A. et al. , "Sardinia Radio Telescope observations of IGR J17091-3624 - upper limit", The Astronomer's Telegram #8821, 2016
  3. Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Giroletti, M., Righini, S., Orlati, A. et al. , "Monitoring of Cyg X-3 giant flare with Medicina and the Sardinia Radio Telescope", The Astronomer's Telegram #9508, 2016
  4. Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Bachetti, M., Navarrini, A., Trois, A. et al. , "Detection of a bright radio flare of Cygnus X-1 at 7.2 GHz with the Sardinia Radio Telescope", The Astronomer's Telegram #9087, 2016
  5. Egron, E., Pellizzoni, A., Bachetti, M., Navarrini, A., Trois, A. et al. , "Detection of GRS 1915+105 and SS 433 at 7.2 GHz and 21.4 GHz with the Sardinia Radio Telescope", The Astronomer's Telegram #8921, 2016
  6. Egron, E., Bachetti, M., Pellizzoni, A., Trois, A., Iacolina, M. N. et al. , "Observations of H1743-322 with the Sardinia Radio Telescope: upper limits", The Astronomer's Telegram #8849, 2016
  7. Ballhausen, R., Grinberg, V., Wilms, J., Fürst, F., Eikmann, W. et al. , "Results of ongoing Swift/XRT monitoring of the low mass X-ray binary IGR J17091-3624", The Astronomer's Telegram #8834, 2016
  8. Tomsick, J. A., Bachetti, M., Kennea, J. A. & Krimm, H. A., "Detection of a 924s Modulation from Swift J1808.4-1754", The Astronomer's Telegram #6170, 2014
  9. Tendulkar, S. P., Bachetti, M., Tomsick, J. A., Chenevez, J. & Harrison, F., "Hard X-ray spectral and timing properties of IGR J17454-2919 consistent with a black hole in the hard state", The Astronomer's Telegram #6574, 2014

10. Selected accepted proposals for observing and computing time

As PI

2016: Bachetti et al., Timing and spectral studies of the ultraluminous X-ray sources in M82, NuSTAR (320 ks (8x40 ks))

2015: Bachetti et al., Timing and spectral studies of the ultraluminous X-ray sources in M82, NuSTAR (195 ks)

2013: Bachetti et al., Sampling ULX spectral states with XMM Newton and NuSTAR, XMM-Newton and NuSTAR (100 ks XMM, 120 ks NuSTAR)

Other

2016: Egron, Bachetti et al., Monitoring of neutron star and black hole X-ray binaries with the SRT, Sardinia Radio Telescope (112 hrs)

2015: Egron et al., XMM-Newton Observation of the Double Neutron Star Binary J1537+1155, XMM-Newton (125 ks)

2013: Riggio, Bachetti et al., Search for coherent pulsations in ultracompact X-ray binaries, FERMI Cluster, CINECA (2 million CPU hours)

2012: Walton et al., X-ray Study of Ultraluminous X-ray Sources with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, XMM-Newton and NuSTAR (102 ks)

2011: Harrison et al., X-ray Study of Ultraluminous X-ray sources with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, XMM-Newton and NuSTAR (400 ks)


11. Conferences with contributions

Invited talks and/or review talks

2017/07/12: "Ultraluminous X-ray Sources" From the Dolomites to the event horizon: sledging down the black hole potential well, Sexten, Italy

2017/06/07: "Ultraluminous X-ray Sources" X-ray Universe, Rome, Italy

2016/06/24: "Astrophysics of compact objects: taking MHD to the extreme" 10th PAMIR International Conference on Fundamental and Applied MHD, Cagliari, Italy

2016/06/16: "ULXs above 10 keV" ULXs and their environments, Strasbourg, France

2016/05/28: "Periodic and aperiodic timing techniques in High Energy Astrophysics" Vth School of Astroparticle Physics, Observatoire d'Haute Provence, France

2016/02/03: "NuSTAR for Spectral Timing" The X-ray spectral timing revolution, Leiden, the Netherlands

2015/09/24: "Ultraluminous X-ray Sources: three exciting years" CNOC IX, Rome, Italy

2015/06/10: "Ultraluminous X-ray Sources: three exciting years" XMM workshop 2015 - The Extremes of Black Hole Accretion, Madrid, Spain

2015/05/27: "The Ultraluminous X-ray Population - a review" Frascati Workshop on Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources - XI, Palermo, Italy

Organization

2016: LOC chair, SOC co-chair, Breaking the limits: Super-Eddington Accretion onto compact objects, Arbatax (OG), Italy

2012: Chair of the LOC, Second LOFT Science Meeting, Toulouse, France

2011: Chair of the LOC, co-chair of the SOC, Timing and Spectral Methods for High-Energy Astrophysics Workshop, Pula (CA), Italy

Other contributions

2016: Talk + OC member, Special Session 16 @ European Week of Astronomy and Space Science, Prague, Czech Republic

2016/03/22: Two talks, Accretion onto Magnetized Neutron Stars, Stockholm, Sweden

2015/12/15: Talk, Texas Symposium, Geneva, Switzerland

2015: Poster, Compact Objects as Astrophysical and Gravitational Probes Workshop, Leiden, The Nederlands

2014: Two talks, COSPAR symposium (NuSTAR session), Moscow, Russia

2014: Talk, X-ray Universe, Dublin, Ireland

2013/09/02: One Talk, one Poster, Black Hole [g]Astronomy Conference, Brindisi, Italy

2013: Poster, LOFT UK Science meeting, London, UK

2013: Two Posters, Physics at the Magnetospheric Boundary, Geneva, Swizterland

2011: Poster, HTRS 2011 conference, Champéry, Switzerland

2010: Poster, IXO Meeting, Paris, France

2010: Talk, Astrophysics of neutron stars (ASTRONS) Conference, Çeşme, Turkey

2010: Talk, AGN and Binaries Conference 2010, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

2009: Poster, X-ray astronomy 2009 Conference, Bologna, Italy

2009: Talk, member of the LOC, National conference about compact objects (CNOC IV), Pula (CA), Italy

2007: Talk, Young European Radio Astronomer's Conference, Bordeaux, France


12. Long-term visits

2014: 3 weeks, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA, USA

2012: 1 month, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA, USA

2011: 1 month, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA, USA

2011: 1 month, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA

2008-2009: 6 months, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA


13. Teaching

2016: A light curve simulator with impulse response (For X-ray reverberation studies in black holes), Google Summer of Code [Usman Mahmood Khan]

2016: 64h, Radio Astronomy Laboratory, Physics Department, Cagliari University, Italy [Physics Masters students]

2015: 8h, Pulsar Timing, Physics Department, Cagliari University, Italy [Physics Masters students]

2015: 4h, An afternoon with Python (introduction to the Python language for scientists), Cagliari Observatory [Observatory and University staff and students]

2014: 36h, Chaines de mesures et signaux TP (Measuring chains and signals), Université de Toulouse, France [Students of Comité National d'Arts et Métiers]

2013: Master 2 internship - Searching for pulsars in ultracompact X-ray binaries, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie [Bastian Hacker]

2013: Master 1 internship, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie [Lucas Courcoult]

2013: 4h, Initiation à Python, Introduction to Python, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France [Staff and students of Université Paul Sabatier]

2009: An introduction to Physics, Cultural Association Libera Università del Campidano, Selargius (CA), Italy

2008: 6 months, Sistemi (Computer structure, Assembly language), I.T.I.S. Dionigi Scano (High School), Cagliari, Italy


14. Scientific Outreach

2014- (repeated): Extreme Astrophysics at the X-rays, X-ray astronomy, Relativity and compact objects, Cagliari Observatory, High schools

2014- (repeated): Multiwavelength astronomy and the Sardinia radio Telescope, Guided tour, Sardinia Radio Telescope

March 2015: M82 X-2: la pulsar luminosa come 10 milioni di soli, Public Conference, L'Unione Sarda Planetarium, Cagliari, Italy

2014/02/28: Les trous noirs plus brillants (The brightest black holes), Public Conference, Societé d'Astronomie Populaire, Jolimont Observatory, Toulouse, France

2013/10/10: Les trous noirs plus brillants (The brightest black holes), Public Conference in the framework of the Forum des métiers de l'Espace (Forum on Space Jobs), Cité de l'Espace, Toulouse, France

2012-2014: Contributor to the blog The Gravity Room


15. Software

Programming languages: Python, C, Fortran

Techniques: MPI, Optimization, Continuous Integration

Released (or to be released) software

Stingray - X-ray spectral timing made easy: There are a number of official software packages for X-ray spectral fitting (Xspec, ISIS, Sherpa, ...). Such a widely used and standard software package does not exist for X-ray timing, that remains for now mostly done with custom software. Stingray aims not only at becoming a standard timing package, but at extending the implementation to the most advanced spectral timing techniques available in the literature. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide the community with a package that eases the learning curve for the advanced spectral timing techniques with a correct statistical framework. (Python 2.7,3.4+. License: MIT. [ascl:1608.001])

MaLTPyNT - Matteo's Libraries and Tools in Python for NuSTAR Timing: This software is designed to perform correctly and fairly easily a quick-look timing analysis of NuSTAR data. Orbital gaps are properly accounted for. It exploits the presence of two independent detectors by using the cospectrum as a proxy for the power density spectrum, to overcome dead time effects. (Python 2.7,3.4+. License: 3-clause BSD. [ascl:1502.021])

SRT Single Dish Tools: The Sardinia Radio Telescope Single Dish Tools (SDT) are a set of Python tools designed for the quicklook and analysis of single-dish radio data, starting from the backends installed at the Sardinia Radio Telescope. They are composed of a Python (2.7, 3.4+) library for developers and a set of command-line scripts to soften the learning curve for new users. In the current implementation, spectroscopic and total-power on-the-fly scans are supported, both as part of standalone flux measurements through cross scans and as parts of a map. (Python 2.7,3.4+)

Unreleased software

Double MaLTPyNT: The extension of MaLTPyNT to pulsar timing (Python 2.7,3.4+)

SimulXPSR: Software to simulate X-ray Pulsar observations (C)

XPSR Spec: Parallel software for coherent search of binary pulsars (C)

Other contributions

PINT: PINT is not TEMPO3 - New software for pulsar timing (Python 2.7)

For more code contributions, check my GitHub account below

Accounts


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Matteo Bachetti