Dr. Elena Masciadri
Director of Research at Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
optical turbulence , high contrast imaging , extrasolar planets , jets from youngs sources objects
Profile Summary

Director of Research and leader of the Optical Turbulence research group of the INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Florence (Italy) since 2006. PhD in Astronomy and High Angular Resolution on 1998 at Laboratoire d'Astrophysique - Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice (France). Previous positions at Instituto de Astronomia - Universidad Nacional Autonama de Mexico on 1999-2002 and at Max-Planck Institute fur Astronomie, Heidelberg (Germany) on 2002-2005. Expert in turbulence applied to the ground-based astronomy (hydrodynamical code and instrumentation for turbulence characterization). Expertise in extrasolar planets, high contrast imaging and jets from young sources objects.
On 2005 she has been awarded by the European Community a Marie Curie Excellence Grant to set-up in Arcetri an independent research group working on the optical turbulence characterization and forecast in application to the ground-based astronomy (ForOT, 2006-2010). 2011-2015: PI of the MOSE project, a feasibility study funded by ESO aiming at evaluate the opportunity to implement a system for the optical turbulence forecast at the site of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). 2015-2020: PI of the ALTA project aiming at implement and running an automatic system for the forecast of the optical turbulence at the site of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). 25 papers as first author on peer-reviewed journals; 38 papers as first and second author published on peer-reviewed journals.
Publications (35)

Proceedings Article | 31 October 2019 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11153, Environmental Effects on Light Propagation and Adaptive Systems II
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Atmospheric modeling, Atmospheric optics, Turbulence, Scintillation, Solar radiation models, Wavefront sensors, Calibration, Channel projecting optics, In situ metrology

Proceedings Article | 18 July 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI
KEYWORDS: Atmospheric modeling, Sensors, Telescopes, Optical turbulence, Astronomy, Humidity, Atmospheric optics, Performance modeling, Statistical modeling, Observatories

Proceedings Article | 11 July 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Calibration, Autoregressive models, Atmospheric modeling, Reliability, Data modeling, Performance modeling, Sensors, Humidity, Atmospheric optics, Atmospheric turbulence, Optical turbulence, Neural networks

Proceedings Article | 1 August 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Interferometry, Adaptive optics, Observatories, Control systems, Mirrors, Cameras, Spectroscopy, Virtual colonoscopy, Gemini Observatory

Proceedings Article | 27 July 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Turbulence, Atmospheric turbulence, Profiling, Wavefront sensors, Telescopes, Correlation function, Data acquisition, Error analysis, Atmospheric propagation

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Conference Committee Involvement (4)
Adaptive Optics Systems VII
14 December 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
10 June 2018 | Austin, Texas, United States
Adaptive Optics Systems V
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adaptive Optics Systems V Posters
26 June 2016 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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