Giovanni Bruno is a postdoc at INAF – Catania Astrophysical Observatory. Before joining the team in Catania, he was a postdoc at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, USA. He obtained his MA in Astrophysics and Space Physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca and later his PhD at the University of Aix-Marseille.
His main research interests revolve around the observational study of extrasolar planets, their atmospheres, and the effect of stellar activity on transit photometry and low-resolution transmission spectroscopy. This led him to conduct specific studies dedicated to CoRoT, Hubble, and the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope.
He currently works on cool, possibly planet-hosting stars using the CHEOPS space telescope. As a member of the Ariel collaboration, he contributes to the characterisation of the reference sample using spectroscopic and machine-learning methods; as part of the GAPS consortium, he focuses on the relationship between host stars and their planets.
He is actively engaged in the outreach activities organised by the Observatory, and enjoys bringing the discussion to the search for life in the universe and human space travel.