DR CLAUDIA MARIA RAITERI (INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino)


Dr Claudia M. Raiteri obtained her PhD at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in 1991 under the supervision of Professor Dennis Sciama. In the same year, she became staff Researcher in Astronomy at the Torino Astrophysical Observatory (which is part of the INAF-Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) and is still working there. 

Her main research field is the analysis and interpretation of the broad-band multiwavelength variability of active galactic nuclei (AGN), in particular of the subclass of relativistically beamed objects known as "blazars". She investigates their photometric, polarimetric, and spectroscopic behaviour in order to shed light on the mechanisms producing the source emission and variability on the whole electromagnetic spectrum and on a variety of time scales.

Dr Raiteri has been Executive Officer of the Whole Earth Blazar Telescope (WEBT; https://www.oato.inaf.it/blazars/webt/) international collaboration since 2000 and has led most of the WEBT optical-to-radio monitoring campaigns, which often involved space observations from satellites like XMM-Newton, Swift, AGILE, Fermi, and TESS. 

In 2018 she was named MAGIC Associate Scientist and in 2019 she became member of the Gaia Data Processing & Analysis Consortium (DPAC) as responsible of the AGN work package in the Coordination Unit 7, which takes care of Variability Processing.

Dr Raiteri has been involved in the Vera C. Rubin Legacy Survey of Space and Time (Rubin-LSST) since 2017, as a member of the "Transients and Variable Stars" and then also of the "AGN" Science Collaborations. Because of her commitment to Rubin-LSST, in 2021 she was appointed Program Manager of the Italian Community involved in the Project.

During her scientific career Dr Claudia M. Raiteri has been author of 454 publications, 214 of which in peer reviewed journals, with about 15000 citations and an H-index of 68. 

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