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MASSIMO PERSIC’S

CURRICULUM VITAE AND PUBLICATIONS LIST

(updated Jun 2008)
SURNAME: Persic

FIRST NAME: Massimo

Affiliation and official address: INAF/ Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, via G.B.Tiepolo 11, 34131-Trieste, Italy

Date and place of birth: Aug 11, 1958 – Udine, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Education: cum laude Laurea degree (July 1982), Trieste U., Trieste, Italy

Career/Employment:

1985-1987 NRC Resident Research Associate, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD, USA)

1986-1996: research astrophysicist (staff) at INAF/ Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste

1996- : associate professor (staff) at INAF/ Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste



Specialization: (i) main field: high-energy astrophysics

(ii) other fields: cosmology

(iii) current research interest: physics of star formation

non-thermal particle populations



Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies: member of the Italian Astronomical Society

Publications: Number of papers in refereed journals: 100

Number of communications to scientific meetings: 40 (approx.)

Number of books: 2
Refereed papers
1. Persic M., Hack M., & Selvelli P.L.:

The UV variations of the symbiotic star CH Cygni from 1978 to 1981.

A&A, 140, 317 (1984)


2. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

The information on large-scale properties of spiral galaxies stored in their

kinematics.

MNRAS, 223, 303 (1986)


3. Madau P., Ghisellini G., & Persic M.:

Beaming in blazars.

MNRAS, 224, 257 (1987)


4. Persic M., Rephaeli Y., & Boldt E.:

A bound on X-ray emission from the intra-supercluster medium.

ApJ, 327, L1 (1988)


5. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Dark and visible matter in spiral galaxies.

MNRAS, 234, 131 (1988)


6. Persic M., De Zotti G., Boldt E.A., Marshall F.E., Danese L.,

Franceschini A., & Palumbo G.G.C.:



The autocorrelation properties of fluctuations in the cosmic X-ray background.

ApJ, 336, L47 (1989)


7. Hickson P., Menon T.K., Palumbo G.G.C., & Persic M.:

Infrared emission from compact groups of galaxies.

ApJ, 341, 679 (1989)


8. Persic M., De Zotti G., Danese L., Palumbo G.G.C., Franceschini

A., Boldt E.A., & Marshall F.E.:



Contribution of low-luminosity sources to the X-ray background.

ApJ, 344, 125 (1989)


9. Dubal M., Salucci P., & Persic M.:

Galaxy kinematics and gravitation.

A&A, 227, 33 (1990)


10. Della Ceca R., Palumbo G.G.C., Persic M., Boldt E.A., De Zotti

G., & Marshall F.:



A catalog of X-ray measurements of selected samples of active galaxies and nuclei.

ApJS, 72, 471 (1990)


11. De Zotti G., Persic M., Franceschini A., Danese L., Palumbo

G.G.C., Boldt E.A., & Marshall F.E.:



Constraints on large-scale clustering from the autocorrelation properties of

the X-ray background.

ApJ, 351, 22 (1990)


12. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Dark matter in spiral galaxies.

ApJ, 355, 44 (1990)


13. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Rotating disk galaxies: yet another case for dark matter.

ApJ, 356, 83 (1990)


14. Bonometto S.A., Borgani S., Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Statistics of matter distribution from halo dynamics.

ApJ, 356, 350 (1990)


15. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Mass decomposition of spiral galaxies from disc kinematics.

MNRAS, 245, 577 (1990)


16. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

The disc contribution to rotation curves of spiral galaxies.

MNRAS, 247, 349 (1990)


17. Persic M., Jahoda K., Rephaeli Y., Boldt E., Marshall F.E.,

Mushotzky R.F., & Rawley G.:



X-Ray study of superclusters.

ApJ, 364, 1 (1990)


18. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

The universal galaxy rotation curve.

ApJ, 368, 60 (1991)


19. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Non-linearity of the Tully-Fisher relation.

MNRAS, 248, 325 (1991)


20. Borgani S., Bonometto S.A., Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Correlation functions of matter from galaxy rotation curves.

ApJ, 374, 20 (1991)


21. Salucci P., Ashman, K.M., & Persic M.:

The dark matter content of spiral galaxies.

ApJ, 379, 89 (1991)


22. Martìn-Mirones J.M., De Zotti G., Boldt E.A., Marshall F.E.,

Danese L., Franceschini A., & Persic M.:



Small-scale fluctuations and angular correlations of the X-ray background in

the HEAO1 A-2 energy band: constraints on clustering of X-ray sources.

ApJ, 379, 507 (1991)


23. Rephaeli Y., Gruber, D., Persic M., & MacDonald D.:

X-Ray emission from starburst galaxies.

ApJ, 380, L59 (1991)


24. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Galaxy rotation curves: dynamical signatures of the disc and the halo.

Ap. Lett. & Comm., 28, 307 (1992)


25. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

The baryon content of the universe.

MNRAS, 258, 14P (1992)


26. Rephaeli Y., & Persic M.:

Drag heating of gas in rich superclusters.

MNRAS, 259, 613 (1992)


27. Sciama D.W., Salucci P., & Persic M.:

Decaying neutrino theory.

Nature, 358, 718 (1992)


28. Sciama D.W., Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Decaying neutrinos and the nature of the dark matter in galaxy clusters.

PASP, 105, 102 (1993)


29. Ashman K.M., Salucci P., & Persic M.:

The mass function of spiral galaxy haloes.

MNRAS, 260, 610 (1993)


30. Salucci P., Frenk C.S., & Persic M.:

A physical distance indicator for spiral galaxies and the value of Ho.

MNRAS, 262, 392 (1993)


31. Salucci P., Persic M., & Borgani S.:

A measurement of W0 from the internal dynamics of spiral galaxies.

ApJ, 405, 459 (1993)


32. Persic M., Salucci P., & Ashman K.M.:

Dark matter in spiral galaxies and the Arimoto-Jablonka photometric model.

A&A, 279, 343 (1993)

33. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Dark matter, not magnetism.

MNRAS, 261, L21 (1993)


34. Bertola F., Pizzella A., Persic M. & Salucci P.:

Dark matter halos in elliptical galaxies.

ApJ (Letters), 416, L45 (1993)


35. Melott A., Splinter R., Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Decaying neutrinos in galaxy clusters.

ApJ, 421, 16 (1994)


36. Rephaeli Y., Gruber D., & Persic M.:

X-Ray study of starburst galaxies.

A&A, 300, 91 (1995)


37. Persic M., & Salucci P.:

Rotation curves of 967 spiral galaxies.

ApJS, 99, 501 (1995)


38. Persic M., Salucci P., & Stel F.:

The universal rotation curve of spiral galaxies:

I. The dark matter connection.

MNRAS, 281, 27 (1996)


39. Bertola F., Cinzano P., Corsini E.M., Pizzella A., Persic M.,

& Salucci P.:



Counterrotating stellar disks in early-type spirals: NGC 3593.

ApJ (Letters), 458, L67 (1996)

40. Hendry M.A., Rauzy S., Salucci P., & Persic M.:

A physical distance indicator for spiral galaxies.

Ap. Lett. & Comm., 36, 323 (1997)


41. Persic M., Mariani S., Cappi M., Bassani L., Danese L., Dean, A.J.,

Di Cocco D., Franceschini A., Hunt, L.K., Matteucci, F., Palazzi E.,

Palumbo G.G.C., Rephaeli Y., Salucci P., & Spizzichino, A.:

BeppoSAX detection of the Fe K Line in the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253.

A&A (Letters), 339, L33 (1998)


42. Mariani, S., Cappi M., Persic M., Bassani L., Palumbo G.G.C.,

Danese L., Dean, A.J., Di Cocco D., Franceschini A., Hunt, L.K.,

Matteucci, F., Palazzi E., Rephaeli Y., Salucci P., & Spizzichino, A.:

BeppoSAX detection of the Fe K line in the starburst galaxy NGC 253.

Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.), 546 (1999)


43. Corsini, E.M., Pizzella A., Sarzi, M., Cinzano P., Vega

Beltran, C., Funes, J.G., Bertola F., Persic M., & Salucci P.:



Dark matter in early-type spiral galaxies: the case of NGC 2179 and of NGC 2775.

A&A, 342, 671 (1999)


44. Salucci P., & Persic M.:

The baryonic mass function of spiral galaxies: clues to galaxy formation.

MNRAS, 309, 923 (1999)


45. Salucci P., & Persic M.:

Maximal halos in high-luminosity spiral galaxies.

A&A, 351, 442 (1999)


46. Cappi M., Persic M., Mariani, S., Bassani L., Danese L., Dean A.J., Di Cocco G.,

Franceschini A., Hunt L.K., Matteucci F., Molendi S., Palazzi E., Palumbo G.G.C.,

Rephaeli Y., Salucci P., & Spizzichino A.:

Diffuse thermal emission from very hot gas in starburst galaxies: spatial results.

Adv. Space Res., 23, 905 (1999)


47. Cappi M., Persic M., Bassani L., Franceschini A., Hunt, L.K., Molendi, S.,

Palazzi E., Palumbo G.G.C., Rephaeli Y., & Salucci P.:



Diffuse thermal emission from very hot gas in starburst galaxies.

A&A, 350, 777 (1999)


48. Cappi M., Palumbo G.G.C., Pellegrini, S., & Persic M.:

Highlights of BeppoSAX results on the starburst galaxies N253 and M82,

and on the LINER active galaxy M81.

Astron.Nachr., 320, 248 (1999)


49. Pellegrini S., Cappi M., Bassani L., Malaguti G., Palumbo G., & Persic M.:

The low-luminosity AGN in the liner galaxy M81: a BeppoSAX discovery of

highly ionized gas.

A&A, 353, 447 (2000)


50. Franceschini A., Bassani L., Cappi M., Granato G.L., Malaguti G., Palazzi E.,

& Persic M.:



BeppoSAX uncovers a type-2 QSO in the hyperluminous infrared galaxy IRAS 09104+4109.

A&A, 353, 910 (2000)


51. Persic M., & Rephaeli Y.:

X-Ray spectral components of starburst galaxies.

A&A, 382, 843 (2002)


52. Della Ceca R., Ballo L., Tavecchio F., Maraschi L., Petrucci P.O.,

Bassani L., Cappi M., Dadina M., Franceschini A., Malaguti G., Palumbo

G.G.C., & Persic M.:

An enshrouded AGN in the merging starburst system Arp299 revealed by BeppoSAX.

ApJ Letters, 581, L9 (2002)


53. Braito V., Franceschini A., Della Ceca R., Severgnini P., Bassani L.,

Cappi M., Malaguti G., Palumbo G.G.C., Persic M., Risaliti G., &

Salvati M.:

XMM-Newton observations of ULIRGs I: a Compton-thick AGN in IRAS19254-7245.

A&A, 398, 107 (2003)


54. Persic M., & Rephaeli Y.:

Starburst galaxies and the X-ray background.

A&A, 399, 9 (2003)


55. Franceschini A., Braito V., Persic M., Della Ceca R., Bassani L., Cappi M.,

Malaguti G., Palumbo G.G.C., Risaliti G., Salvati M., & Severgnini P.:



An XMM-Newton hard-X-ray survey of ultra-luminous infrared galaxies.

MNRAS, 343, 1181 (2003)


56. Persic M., Rephaeli Y., Braito V., Cappi M., Della Ceca R., Franceschini A.,

Gruber D.E.:



2-10 keV luminosity of high-mass binaries as a gauge of star-formation rate.

A&A, 419, 849 (2004)


57. Braito V., Della Ceca R., Piconcelli E., Severgnini P., Bassani L., Cappi M.,

Franceschini A., Iwasawa K., Malaguti G., Marziani P., Palumbo G.G.C., Persic



M., Risaliti G., & Salvati M.:

The XMM-Nwton and BeppoSAX view of the ultra-luminous infrared galaxy Mkn 231.

A&A, 420, 79 (2004)


58. Persic M., Cappi M., Rephaeli Y., Bassani L., Della Ceca R., Franceschini

A., Hunt L., Malaguti G., & Palazzi E.:



The composite starburst/AGN nature of the superwind galaxy NGC 4666.

A&A, 427, 35 (2004)


59. Braito V., della Ceca R., Piconcelli E., Severgnini P., Bassani L., Cappi M.,

Franceschini A., Iwasawa K., Malaguti G., Marziani P., Palumbo G.G.C.,



Persic M., Risaliti G., Salvati M.:

The ultra-luminous infrared galaxy Mk 231: new clues from BeppoSAX and XMM-Newton.

Nucl.Phys.B Proc.Suppl., 132, 153 (2004)


60. Israel G.L., Belloni T., Stella L., Rephaeli Y., Gruber D.E., Casella P.,

Dall’Osso S., Rea N., Persic M., & Rothschild R.E.:



The discovery of rapid X-ray oscillations in the tail of the SGR 1806-20 hyperflare.

ApJ, 628, L53 (2005)


61. Pian E., Foschini L., Beckmann V., ..., Persic M., ...:

INTEGRAL observations of the blazar 3C 454.3 in outburst.

A&A, 449, L21 (2006)


62. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Flux upper limit on g-ray emission by GRB 050713a from MAGIC Telescope observations.

ApJ, 641, L9 (2006)


63. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Discovery of very-high-energy g-rays from 1ES 1218+304.

ApJ, 642, L119 (2006)


64. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Observations of VHE-g radiation from HESS J1834-087/W41 with the MAGIC Telescope.

ApJ, 643, L53 (2006)


65. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Discovery of variable very-high-energy g-ray emission from the microquasar LSI-61 303.

Science, 312, 1771 (2006)


66. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Discovery of very-high-energy g-rays from Mkn 180 triggered by an optical outburst.

ApJ, 648, L105 (2006)


67. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Observations of Mkn 421 with the MAGIC Telescope.

ApJ, in press (2007)


68. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Detection of VHE radiation from the BL Lac PG 1553-113 with the MAGIC Telescope.

ApJ, 654, L119 (2007)


69. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

First bounds on the VHE g-ray emission from Arp 220.

ApJ, 658, 245 (2007)


70. Persic M., & Rephaeli Y.:

Galactic star formation rates gauged by stellar end-products.

A&A, 463, 481 (2007)


71. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Signal reconstruction for the MAGIC telescope.

... ... ... , submitted (2007)


72. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

VHE g-ray observations under moonlight and twilight with the MAGIC telescope.

Astroparticle Physics, submitted (2007) (astro-ph/0702475)


73. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

MAGIC upper limits on the VHE emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts.

ApJ, 667, 358 (2007)


74. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Observations of VHE g-rays from the AGN 1ES 2344+514 in a low emission

state with the MAGIC telescope.

ApJ, 662, 892 (2007)


75. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Constraints on the steady and pulsed g-ray emission from observations

of PSR B1951+32 / CTB80 with MAGIC.

ApJ, 669, 1143 (2007)


76. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

VHE g-ray emission from Mk501.

ApJ, 669, 862 (2007)


77. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Discovery of variable VHE g-ray emission from BL Lacertae.

ApJ, 666, L17 (2007)


78. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Discovery of VHE gamma radiation from IC443 with the MAGIC telescope.

ApJ, 664, L87 (2007)


79. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

VHE g-ray observation of the Crab nebula and its pulsar with the MAGIC telescope.

ApJ, 674, 1037 (2008)


80. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

VHE g-ray radiation from the stellar-mass black hole Cygnus X-1.

ApJ, 665, L51 (2007)


81. Persic M., & De Angelis, A.:

VHE astrophysics: recent developments.

Mem.S.A.It, 78, 787 (2007)


82. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Observation of VHE g-ray emission from Cassiopeia A with the MAGIC telescope.

A&A, 474, 937 (2007)


83. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Discovery of VHE g-rays from 1ES 1011+496 at z=0.212.

ApJ, 667, L21 (2007)


84. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Systematic search for VHE g-ray emission from X-ray bright

high-frequency BL Lac objects.

ApJ, 681, 944 (2008)

85. Persic M., & De Angelis, A.:

Intergalactic absorption and blazar g-ray spectra.

A&A, 483, 1 (2008)


86. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Unfolding of differential energy spectra in the MAGIC experiment.

Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 583, 494 (2007)


87. De Angelis, A., Persic, M., & Roncadelli, M.:

Constraints on large-scale magnetic fields from the Auger results.

Mod. Phys. Lett. A, 23, 315 (2008)


88. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

MAGIC obsevations of the unidentified g-ray source TEV J2032+4130.

ApJ, 675, L25 (2008)

89. Tagliaferri G., ... , Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC

collaboration):



Simultaneous multiwavelength obsevations of the blazar 1ES 1959+650

At low TeV flux.

ApJ, 679, 1029 (2008)

90. Persic M., Rephaeli, Y., & Arieli, Y.:

VHE emission from M82.

A&A, in press (arXiv:0802.0818) (2008)


91. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Multi-wavelength (radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray) observations of the gamma-ray binary LS I +61 303.

ApJ, in press (2008)


92. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

MAGIC observations of a 13-day flare complex in M87 in February 2008.

ApJ, submitted (2008)


93. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Periodic very-high-energy g-ray emission from LS I +61 303 observed with the MAGIC telescope.

ApJ, submitted (2008)


94. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Improving the performance of the single-dish Cherenkov telescope MAGIC through the use of signal timing.

Astrop.Phys, submitted (2008)


95. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Probing Quantum Gravity using photons from a Mkn501 flare observed with MAGIC.

Phys.Lett.B, submitted (arXiv:0708.2889)(2008)


96. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Upper limits for g-ray emission above 140 GeV from the dwarf spheroidal



galaxy Draco.

ApJ, 679, 428 (2008)


97. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Very-high-energy gamma rays from a distant quasar: how transparent is the Universe?

Science, 320, 1752 (2008)


98. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

Implementation of the Random Forest Method for the IACT MAGIC

Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 588, 424 (2008)


99. Albert J., ..., Persic M., et al. (the MAGIC collaboration):

FADQ signal reconstruction for the MAGIC Telescope.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, submitted (2007)


100. De Angelis A., Mansutti O., & Persic M.:

Very-high-energy astrophysics.

Nuovo Cimento, in press (2008)


101. De Angelis A., Mansutti O., Persic M., & Roncadelli, M.:

Photon propagation and the VHE g-ray spectra of blazars:

how transparent is really the Universe?

MNRAS, submitted (2008)


102. Persic M., Rephaeli, Y., & Arieli, Y.:

VHE emission from NGC253.

A&A, in preparation (2008)


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