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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109

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).

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