Cellino Alberto - Gaia
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INAF - Torino Astronomical Observatory
Alberto Cellino is a core member of the Solar System Working Group (SSWG), where he is responsible for the task of exploiting Gaia photometric data of asteroids for deriving information about spin rates and orientations, as well as overall shapes, of these objects. For these purposes, he has developed some algorithms, which are currently being tested by means of suitable simulations and applications to Hipparcos data.
A graduate of the University of Torino, he is currently Astronomer at the INAF - Torino Astronomical Observatory. He is a well known expert on the physical properties of minor planets, particularly concerning the role played by collisions in the overall evolution of the asteroid population. Alberto is currently the Chairman of the Minor Planets Working Group of IAU Commission 15.
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