2018 ESO Media Highlights
ESO’s discoveries and images in 2018 science roundups from across the world
From giant telescopes to mini particle accelerators
How ESO helped CERN’s AWAKE experiment catch a wave
Monitoring the changing R Aquarii
Three generations of astronomy in the last installment of ESO’s R Aquarii week
Revealing the True Nature of Asteroids
How an ESO survey mapped the surface of a NASA mission target
Missing Solar Siblings
Could the Sun’s long-lost relatives help us find life elsewhere in the Universe?
Searching for an Exoplanet
The story behind the discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard’s star
Pinpointing the Hosts of Fast Radio Bursts
How cooperation between ESO and Australia is solving the mysteries of astronomy
Planning for the Unplannable
What it takes to run ESO’s scientific cities in the Atacama Desert
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