Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

New Gliese Fellow 2022: Dr Silvia Martocchia

Dr Silvia Martocchia (private communication)

Dr Silvia Martocchia started her new position as Gliese Fellow 2022 at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI).

After spending her master thesis studying the powerful active nuclei of galaxies (AGN), she moved to Liverpool John Moores University for a PhD about multiple stellar populations in globular clusters. She then obtained an ESO studentship and managed to spend half of her PhD at the ESO headquarters, in Garching, Germany. After her PhD, she worked for one year and a half as an Excellence Fellow at Radboud University, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Her main research interests are mainly focused on understanding the phenomenon of multiple populations in star clusters. However, she is also interested in stellar evolution and nuclear star clusters as well as in the impact of active nuclei on their host galaxies.

Dr Martocchia will spend her fellowship at ZAH/ARI which started on August 1, 2022.


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