Davide Farnocchia

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Galileo Galilei School of Graduate studies, University of Pisa (2012)
  • M.D. in Mathematics, University of Pisa (2008)
  • B.D. in Mathematics, University of Pisa (2006)
Research Interests: 
  • Asteroid dynamics and orbit determination
  • Yarkovsky effect
  • Astrometric data treatment
  • Space debris orbit determination
Professional Experience: 
  • 2012 – present: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2012: SpaceDyS, Navacchio (PI), Italy. Research fellow
  • 2008: Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa. Research fellow
Selected Publications: 
  1. Milani, A., Knezevic, Z., Farnocchia, D., Bernardi, F., Jedicke, R., Denneau, L., Wainscoat, R. J., Burgett, W, Grav, T., Kaiser, N., Magnier, E., Price, A. P.: Identification of known objects in Solar System surveys. Icarus 220, 114-123 (2012).
  2. Farnocchia, D., Bernardi, F., Valsecchi, G. B.,: Efficiency of a wide-area survey in achieving short- and long-term warnign for small impactors. Icarus 219, 41-47 (2012).
  3. Milani, A., Farnocchia, D., Dimare, L., Rossi, A., Bernardi, F..: Innovative observing strategy and orbit determination for Low Earth Orbit Space Debris. Planetary and Space Science 62, 10-22 (2012).
  4. Milani, A., Tommei, G., Farnocchia, D., Rossi, A., Schildknecht, T., Jehn, R.: Orbit determination of space objects based on sparse optical data. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 417, 2094-2103 (2011).
  5. Gronchi, G. F., Farnocchia, D., Dimare, L.: Orbit Determination with the two-body Integrals. II. Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy 110, 257-270 (2011).
  6. Farnocchia, D., Tommei, G., Milani, A., Rossi, A.: Innovative methods of correlation and orbit determination for space debris. Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy 107, 169-185 (2010).
  7. Milani, A., Gronchi, G. F., Farnocchia, D., Knezevic, Z., Jedicke, R., Denneau, L., Pierfederici, F.: Orbit Determination with Topocentric Correction: Algorithms for the Next Generation Surveys. Icarus 195, 474-492 (2008).
Davide Farnocchia
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