About us

The Antarctic Geology Research Group is composed of researchers mainly of the University of Siena and of other universities that strictly collaborated with Franco M. Talarico on Antarctica geological topics.

The main aims of the Group are to honour the memory of Franco, to support the team spirit of Franco’s younger and older collaborators, and to enhance the research of the team on Antarctica themes.

Luca Zurli sedimentary petrologist and sedimentologist
(Post PhD Fellowship University of Siena)

Valentina Corti palynologist and paleobotanist (Post PhD Fellowship University of Siena)
Sonia Sandroni metamorphic basement geologist (Post Doc Fellowship MNA-University of Siena)
Paolo Conti structural geologist (Professor University of Siena)
Gianluca Cornamusini stratigrapher and sedimentologist (Professor University of Siena)
Marco Fioraso geomorphologist and sedimentary geologist (PhD student University of Siena)
Claudio Ghezzo magmatic basement petrologist (Emeritus Professor University of Siena)
Carlo Alberto Ricci metamorphic basement petrologist (Professor University of Siena)
Luigi Carmignani structural geologist (ex Professor University of Siena)
Carlo Indelicato carbonate petrologist (Post PhD Fellowship University of Siena)
Giovanni Pio Liberato field geologist and sedimentologist (Post PhD Fellowship University of Siena)
Valerio Olivetti structural geologist and thermochronologist (Researcher University of Padova)
Giovanna Giorgetti metamorphic geologist (Researcher University of Siena)
Rosaria Palmeri metamorphic basement petrologist (Researcher MNA-University of Siena)
Matteo Perotti sedimentary petrologist (Post PhD Fellowship University of Siena)

Amalia Spina palynologist (Researcher University of Perugia)