IDC – Viaggio nel profondo blu: dagli oceani allo spazio
Cari Italians in DC,
poniamo da parte il COVID per un attimo e viaggiamo nel blu, con la Astrofisica Dott.ssa Veronica Bindi.
Vi aspettiamo Venerdì 20 Novembre
orario: 8:00-9:30 pm
Where: ZOOM link
Evento in inglese.
VIAGGIO NEL PROFONDO BLU:
DAGLI OCEANI ALLO SPAZIO
Dr. Bindi’s main research topics are the study of dark matter, cosmic rays, solar modulation of cosmic rays, solar energetic particles, and space radiation for future manned missions to the Moon and Mars. She graduated in astronomy and got her PhD in Physics at the University of Bologna in Italy. She worked for INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear research), based at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland and since 2012, Dr. Bindi has been a Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). In 2019, Dr. Bindi was working in the Heliophysics and Strategic Integration and Management Divisions at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Her group in Hawaii, composed of post docs, research assistants, and several undergraduate students, is involved in the data analysis of the AMS instrument installed in 2011 on the International Space Station. She is the PI of a long-term grant with NASA and she received an NSF (National Science Foundation) career award.
Dr. Bindi teaches calculus-based physics to engineering and science majors. Dr. Bindi is dedicated to increasing the diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and facilitating the participation of underrepresented groups. In 2013, she was featured in the European Institute for Gender Equality’s Women Inspiring Europe initiative. Since 2020, she is Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Research for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Bindi has participated in multiple outreach activities for middle and high school students as a lecturer and organizer.
She is the Quarknet mentor in Hawaii and a TED educator. She has been a scientific partner for ARTS@CERN and inspiring partner for the visiting artists Fragment.In. At the Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence (Italy), as resident director for study abroad, she designed and taught a course that provides a wonderful insight into how science and art are deeply interconnected.
Passate parola, vi aspettiamo!