Just confirmed – Cesare Barbieri, Professor in the Department of Astronomy in Padova University will be speaking at Young Innovator’s Unconvention 2015!
Cesare Barbieri is Professor in the Department of Astronomy in Padova’s University since 1973. He was President of the Scientific Committee for the National Telescope OAN and COLUMBUS (now LBT), Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Director of the National Telescope Galileo. It was also responsible for the activities for the Italian Halley Multicolour Camera Mission GIOTTO and construction of “Wide Angle” for the space probe Rosetta.
Rosetta was launched in 2004 and arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August 2014. It is the first mission in history to rendez vous with a comet, escort it as it orbits the Sun, and deploy a lander to its surface. This is an ambitious project which might change completely our understanding of the origin of the Universe.