Since 2005, the centenary of the death of Pietro Tacchini, the Società Astronomica Italiana (SAIt) has established an award (born thanks to the generosity of Prof. Giancarlo Setti) dedicated to this astronomer who, in the years in which the Unity of 'Italy, was one of the founders of SAIt as a Society of Italian Spectroscopists. The prize is reserved for PhD theses of an astrophysical nature in the general scientific area (theoretical, observational, interpretative astrophysics).
On June 15, 2021, the Società Astronomica Italiana (SAIt) awarded the Honorable Mention for the "Tacchini 2021 Award" to Dr. Alfredo Luminari, XXXIII cycle of Doctorate Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science, for his thesis work Doctorate entitled "Modeling of black hole winds from the horizon up to galaxy scales" held in the Physics Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and at the INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Rome.
The Award Commission notes that “the new WINE model, for the characterization of the geometry and kinematics of winds in AGNs also thanks to the inclusion of special relativity effects, improves the state of the art and allows a better description of wind properties. "
Dr. Alfredo Luminari obtained his PhD in April 2021 with supervisor Prof. Francesco Tombesi (Department of Physics of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata") and co-supervisors Prof. Fausto Vagnetti (Department of Physics of the University of of Rome "Tor Vergata"), Dr. Enrico Piconcelli (INAF OAR) and Dr. Luigi Piro (INAF IAPS). Currently, Dr. Alfredo Luminari has a post-doc contract at INAF.