Elena Pancino

Elena Pancino graduated in Padova in 1998, working on multiple populations in the giant cluster omega Centauri, she then moved to ESO to work in the ESO Imaging Survey, and then she started her Ph.D. In Bologna, working again on multiple stellar populations in Galactic globular clusters. She later got a post-doc in Bologna on multi-object stellar spectroscopy and obtained a Staff position at INAF in 2004.

Her main interests lie in the study of resolved stellar populations, in particular on the use of spectroscopy and chemical abundances as tracers of the formation and evolution history of globular clusters, open clusters, and dwarf galaxies, and of the various components of the Milky Way, especially through the use of massive datasets and involving the development of automatic or semi-automatic tools to analyze the data.

She is involved in the Gaia ESA astrometric mission since 2006, as manager of the groud-based observations work package, for the flux calibration of Gaia data; as deputy of the ground-based auxiliary data working group (GBOG); and as manager of the auxiliary data publication work package. Gaia will provide a full census (astrometry, photometry, and spectroscopy) of 10^9 Galactic and extragalactic objects, down to a magnitude of approximately V~17-20 (depending on the instrument). Elena Pancino recently was involved in the Gaia-ESO spectroscopic survey (GES), as manager of the astrophysical calibration working group, and as head of the Bologna abundance analysis node.

The visit by E. Pancino to the IAC covers two projects related to the study of stellar clusters.

The first is related to the creation of a database of wide field photometry for Galactic Globular Clusters (GGC) and its use to study their multiple stellar populations (project SUMO, Monelli et al., 2013, MNRAS, 431, 2126). The second is related to the Northern version of the Gaia-ESO Public Spectroscopic Survey (GES, Gilmore et al., 2012, ESO Messenger, 147, 25) for the chemical abundance and characterisation of Galactic Open Clusters (OC), led by R.J. Carrera Jimenez (OCCASO).


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