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Asteroid (11803) Turrini

Asteroid (11803) Turrini has been named after me in 2017 by the International Astronomical Union for my work in the field of planetary sciences and on the NASA mission Dawn.

From the Minor Planer Center website: Diego Turrini (b. 1979) is a scientist at the Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS-Rome) whose work includes modeling the source of olivine on Vesta as detected by the Dawn spacecraft mission. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 103979].

Asteroid (11803) Turrini on the IAU Minor Planet Center website

The circular of the IAU Minor Planet Center attributing the name to asteroid 11803

Zel'dovich Medal 2014

Zel'dovich Medal - Scientific Commission B (Space Studies of the Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System), awarded "for significant contributions to the study of planetary formation through the novel use of data from space missions and the original formulation of the Jovian Early Bombardment scenario". First Italian to be awarded the Zel'dovich Medal for planetary science.

From COSPAR website: The Zel'dovich Medals are conferred by the Russian Academy of Sciences and COSPAR to young scientists for excellence and achievements. They honor the memory of the distinguished astrophysicist Academician Yakov B. Zeldovich.

The Zel'dovich Medals on COSPAR website

Press release by COSPAR for the Zel'dovich Medals 2014

The announcement of the award by INAF-IAPS

The news on the award by Media INAF (in italian)

The interview on the award by Media INAF (in italian)

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