13 Facts About Alberto Conti


Alberto Conti is one of the creators of the GoogleSky concept, of the idea of astronomical outreach at South by SouthWest 2013 and of the James Webb Space Telescope iBook.


Alberto Conti has since specialized in statistical methods, computational astrophysics, and large datasets.


In 2000 Conti graduated from the Ohio State University with a Ph.


Alberto Conti then became a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Pittsburgh where he focused on the star formation history of galaxies.


In 2003, Alberto Conti joined the Space Telescope Science Institute to co-lead the development of a new archive for the Galaxy Evolution Explorer.


Alberto Conti integrated this effort with work on the National Virtual Observatory.


At the 15th annual ADASS conference in October 2005, Alberto Conti became interested in the Google Earth software that allows anyone to browse Earth with a simple point-and-click interface.


In September 2006, Alberto Conti became Chief Engineer for the Data Management System at STScI.


In 2008 Alberto Conti received first prize in the Pirelli Internetional Award for the development of GoogleSky.


In 2010, Alberto Conti became the Archive Scientist for the Multimission Archive at Space Telescope, the NASA UV and Optical data archive.


In 2011, Alberto Conti became the Innovation Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's premier space observatory of the next decade.


In 2013, Alberto Conti became the Innovation Manager for the Civil Air and Space at Northrop Grumman Corporation.


In 2022, Conti was honored with an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as an Executive Producer of the CNN Films The Hunt for Planet B Directed by Nathaniel Khan, The Hunt for Planet B is a human drama behind NASA's high-stakes James Webb Space Telescope which launched on December 25,2021.