Valentina D'Orazi

  • PhD in Astronomy (March 2009), Università degli studi di Firenze 
  • Research fellow at INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova [2009 -- 2011 and 2015--2018] 
  • Research fellow at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) from 2011-2015.
  • Staff researcher at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova since 2018

Research interests: stellar astrophysics, resolved stellar populations, stellar clusters (open clusters, globulars, moving groups), high-resolution optical and infrared spectroscopy, abundances of light chemical elements, alpha, iron-peak, and neutron-capture elements. Formation and chemical evolution of the Galaxy. High-contrast imaging observations for the detection and characterisation of extrasolar planets (massive giant planets/brown dwarf companions on outer orbits).

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ORCID 0000-0002-2662-3762

h index 52, 360 publications, 217 on peer-reviewed journals (June 2024)

Selected publications:

  1. D'Orazi, V. et al. 2024, "The GALAH survey: tracing the Milky Way's formation and evolution through RR Lyrae stars", MNRAS, Volume 531, 137D
  2. D'Orazi, V. et al. 2022, "The Complex Behaviour of s-Process Element Abundances at Young Ages". Universe, vol. 8, issue 2, p. 110
  3. D'Orazi, V. et al. 2020, "Stellar population astrophysics (SPA) with the TNG. Revisiting the metallicity of Praesepe (M 44)". Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 633, id.A38, 10 pp.
  4. D'Orazi, V. et al. 2019, "Mapping of shadows cast on a protoplanetary disk by a close binary system". Nature Astronomy, Volume 3, p. 167-172
  5. D'Orazi, V. et al. 2018, "On the Chemical Abundances of Miras in Clusters: V1 in the Metal-rich Globular NGC 5927". The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 855, Issue 1, article id. L9, 7 pp.
  6. D'Orazi, V. et al. 2017, "A critical reassessment of the fundamental properties of GJ 504: chemical composition and age". Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 598, id.A19, 11 pp.
  7. D'Orazi, V., et al. 2015, "Lithium abundances in globular cluster giants: NGC 1904, NGC 2808, and NGC 362". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 449, Issue 4, p.4038-4047


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