Advancing Technology for Galactic Observations
Frank Eisenhauer discusses observing a close approach at the galactic centre
Eyeing the Centre of the Milky Way
Stefan Gillessen discusses what we knew before the latest observations of S2
Pinpointing the Source
Paolo Padovani talks about the first discovery of a distant source of high energy neutrinos
20 Years of Science at Paranal
The past, present and future of the Paranal Observatory
Hunting for Other Worlds
ESO Fellow Matias Jones tells us about ESO’s search for exoplanets
A SINFONI of Exoplanets
Astronomer Jens Hoeijmakers on how to peer into the atmospheres of distant worlds
Dealing with Science Data
Martino Romaniello takes us into ESO’s Science Archive
How Productive is the Very Large Telescope?
Nando Patat on evaluating ESO’s science output
Contacts and Bio
Dr. Paola Rebusco
ESO Science Outreach Network
MIT - Experimental Study Group
Massachusetts Avenue 77
Cambridge, MA 02139
Paola is currently working as a research scientist and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT in Cambridge, MA). She was born in Italy, near Lake Garda. She earned her master's degree in theoretical physics from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2003. She received her PhD in astronomy from the Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich, Germany) and the International Max Planck Research School for Astrophysics in 2007. She then crossed the Atlantic, along with her dog Balù, and spent three years as a Pappalardo Postdoctoral fellow in Physics at MIT. Dr Rebusco is not only interested in theoretical astrophysics and teaching, but also in how specialised knowledge is made publicly accessible. During the last six months of her PhD she was a science-writing intern at ESO. Today, apart from being the ESON representative in the United States, Paola comments on scientific news for the Italian radio programme Moebius, and contributes to the Italian science magazine Newton. Paola loves travelling (especially to warm places), sailing, writing and reading, cooking and eating, and playing basketball with her husband. Although she is not an observer, she travels to Chile to visit her friends and ESO’s observatories whenever she can.
Read Paola’s webpage here.
About the ESO Science Outreach Network
The ESO education and Public Outreach Department has established a network of contacts in the ESO Member states and other countries. The goal of this ESO Science Outreach Network (ESON) is to act locally as ESO's media and outreach representative, in order to promote ESO's mission and achievements, and demonstrate the many inspirational aspects of astronomy.
More information about ESON is available on: https://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eson.html