List of Publications:


  • S. Mereghetti, A. De Luca, D. Salvetti, A. Belfiore, M. Marelli, A. Paizis, M. Rigoselli, R. Salvaterra, L. Sidoli, A. Tiengo (arXiv):

    EXTraS discovery of a peculiar flaring X-ray source in the Galactic globular cluster NGC 6540

    Astronomy & Astrophysics, V. 616 pp. A36, 2018. Doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833086

  • E. Gatuzz, K.S. Rezaei, T.R. Kallman, A. Kreikenbohm, M. Oertel, J. Wilms, and J.A. García (arXiv):

    3D mapping of the neutral X-ray absorption in the local interstellar medium: The Gaia and XMM-Newton synergy

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, V. 479 pp. 3715, 2018. Doi: 10.1093/mnras/sty1738


  • M. Marelli, A. Tiengo, A. De Luca, D. Salvetti, L. Saronni, L. Sidoli, A. Paizis, R. Salvaterra, A. Belfiore, G. Israel, F. Haberl, and D. D'Agostino (arXiv):

    Discovery of periodic dips in the brightest hard X-ray source of M31 with EXTraS

  • G.L. Israel, A. Belfiore, L. Stella, P. Esposito, P. Casella, A. De Luca, M. Marelli, A.Papitto, M. Perri, S. Puccetti, G. A. Rodriguez Castillo, D. Salvetti, A. Tiengo, L. Zampieri, D. D'Agostino, J. Greiner, F. Haberl, G. Novara, R. Salvaterra, R. Turolla, M. Watson, J. Wilms, and A. Wolter (arXiv):

    An accreting pulsar with extreme properties drives an ultraluminous x-ray source in NGC 5907

    Science, V. 355(6327), pp. 817-819, 2017. Doi: 10.1126/science.aai8635

  • G.L. Israel, A. Papitto, P. Esposito, L. Stella, L. Zampieri, A. Belfiore, G. A. Rodriguez Castillo, A. De Luca, A. Tiengo, F. Haberl, J. Greiner, R. Salvaterra, S. Sandrelli, and G. Lisini (arxiv

    Discovery of a 0.42-s pulsar in the ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 7793 P13 

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, V. 466, pp.  L48, 2017. Doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slw218

  • F. Haberl, G. L. Israel, G. A. Rodriguez Castillo, G. Vasilopoulos, C. Delvaux, A. De Luca, S. Carpano, P. Esposito, G. Novara, R. Salvaterra, A. Tiengo, D. D'Agostino, and A. Udalski (arXiv)

    EXTraS discovery of two pulsators in the direction of the LMC: a Be/X-ray binary pulsar in the LMC and a candidate double-degenerate polar in the foreground

    Astronomy & Astrophysics, V. 598, pp. A69, 2017. Doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629744

  • The EXTraS project: Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky (PDF, 28 MB)

    Seminar presented at

    The Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Southampton, UK (March 1, 2017)


  • P. Esposito, G. L. Israel, A. Belfiore, G. Novara, L. Sidoli, G. A. Rodriguez Castillo, A. De Luca, A. Tiengo, F. Haberl, R. Salvaterra, A. M. Read, D. Salvetti, S. Sandrelli, M. Marelli, J. Wilms, and D. D'Agostino (arXiv) :

    EXTraS discovery of an 1.2-s X-ray pulsar in M 31

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, V. 457(1), pp. L5-L9, 2016. Doi: 10.1093/mnrasl/slv194

  • D. Pizzocaro, B. Stelzer, R. Paladini, A. Tiengo, G. Lisini, G. Novara, G. Vianello, A. Belfiore, M. Marelli, D. Salvetti, I. Pillitteri, S. Sciortino, D. D'Agostino, F. Haberl, M. Watson, J. Wilms, R. Salvaterra, and A. De Luca (arXiv) :

    Results from DROXO IV. EXTraS discovery of an X-ray flare from the Class I protostar candidate ISO-Oph 85

    Astronomy and Astrophysics, V. 587, pp. A36, 2016. Doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526562

  • Seminar about EXTraS presented at

    The Physics Department, University of Hong Kong (July 4, 2016, HKU, Hong Kong)

  • Hunting in the variable sky - an education activity with XMM-Newton data, talk by S. Sandrelli at Global Hands-On Universe (GHOU) Conference 2016 with Galileo Teachers Training Program (GTTP) International Workshop 2016 (22-27 August 2016, Stord/Haugesund University College, Stord, Norway)

  • D. D'Agostino​, L. Roverelli, G. Zereik, A. De Luca, R. Salvaterra, A. Belfiore, G. Lisini, G. Novara, A. Tiengo (preprint):

    A microservice-based portal for X-ray transient and variable sources

    Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Science Gateways (IWSG 2016), 8-10 June 2016, Rome, Italy, in press.


  •  The EXTraS project: Exploring the X-ray Transient and variable Sky:

    Talk presented at

    Multifrequency behaviour of high energy cosmic sources ( May 25-30, 2015, Mondello, Italy)

        Swift J0045.2+4151: analysis of XMM-Newton archival data

  •  Talk describing EXTraS presented to the Chinese delegation for

        The "Moon Mapping" project (January 26, 2015, Pavia, Italy)


  •  Poster about EXTraS presented at

        SWIFT: 10 Years of Discovery (December 2-5, 2014, Rome, Italy)

        article available as PoS(SWIFT 10)135

  •  Talk describing EXTraS presented at

        The Universe of Digital Sky Surveys (November 25-28, 2014, Naples, Italy)

  •  Poster about EXTraS presented at

        The 40th COSPAR Assembly (August 2-10, 2014, Moscow, Russia)

  •  Talk about EXTraS and Poster on Long-Term variability of XMM sources presented at

        The X-ray Universe (June 16-19, 2014, Dublin, Ireland)

  •  Poster introducing EXTraS presented at

        The Unquiet Universe (June 2-14, 2014, Cefalù, Italy)

        EPIC Calibration and Operation Meeting (March 25-26, 2014, Garching, Germany)


  • Poster introducing EXTraS presented at

       Explosive Transients: Lighthouses of the Universe (September 15-20, 2013, Santorini, Greece)