Piero Spillantini


Born in 1940, he graduated in Physics in 1964.


• Associated professor of Nuclear Physics at University MEPhI in Moscow (Russia)
• Associated researcher to Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) and Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica (INAF) in Italy.


Work for the realization of deployable large acceptance and wide pupil active optical systems for a possible Space Neutrino Observatory.

2000 - 2019

• Work on the active protection from ionizing radiation in space by superconducting magnetic systems.
• Design of a space station network for supplying cryogenic fuels and other consumables in space.

1992 - 2011

Member of the scientific council of the JINR in Dubna (Russia).


Laurea honoris causa of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2004 - 2009

Scientific adviser of Italian Embassy in Moscow.


Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) as a graduated Physics degree.


Sisakyan medal

for the development of biochemistry and space biomedicine.

2002 - 2004

Chairman of the ESA topical team

on ‘Radiation shielding from ionizing radiation in space: passive and active methods’

2002 - 2004

Chairman of the ‘Program Advisory Committee’ at JINR in Dubna (Russia).

1989 - 1998

Scientific research activity

in Elementary Particle Physics experiments at accelerators Electro-Synchrotron and Adone in LNF, at accelerators ISR , SPS and LEP in CERN, in Cosmic Ray projects and experiments on the space facility ASTROMAG, several balloon born experiments in USA and Canada, NINA1 and NINA2 on MITA satellite, Si-eye-1 and Si-eye-2 on MIR space station, Si-eye-3 and ALTEA on ISS space station, PAMELA on Resource Russian satellite and CALET experiment on JEM facility on ISS.

1990 - 1996

Director of the INFN branch of Firenze.

from 1991

Full professor of Physics at the University of Firenze.

Teaching several courses at Firenze University.


Staff member

of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) branch of Firenze.


Research director of LNF.

From 1965

Staff member

of Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) of the Comitato Nazionale per L’Energia Nucleare (CNEN).