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Salvatore Scuderi

Salvatore Scuderi

Salvatore Scuderi got his master degree in physics in 1989 at the University of Catania working on the properties of stellar winds of early type stars. In 1990 he was admitted at the graduated courses of the University of Catania and obtained his Ph.D. in 1994. From March 1994 until March 1996 he was an ESA fellow at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Since July 1995 is staff astronomer at the Catania Astrophysical Observatory (Italy). He is currently involved in projects dealing with studies of stellar winds of early type stars, young stellar population in nearby galaxies, supernovae environments, and search for extrasolar planets. Furthermore he works actively in the field of astronomical instrumentation. In particular, characterization of CCD detectors, development detectors for UV astronomy and realization of instrumentation (like the SARG high resolution spectrograph) for the Italian National Telescope Galileo (Canary Islands, Spain).