- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Australian National University
- Road-tripping Port Macquarie to Canberra
What do you do?
My research work involves several tasks: reading new publications, talking with colleagues about ideas, making calculations regarding my current research project, writing manuscripts where we present results and participating in conferences to present our results. Regarding teaching: preparing teaching material, assignments, exam questions and supervising the students.
How did you get to where you are today?
I have always been very interested in and fascinated by scientific subjects. I chose a scientific high school, where I participated in the national competitions for mathematics and physics and got very good results, in particular for the ones related to physics. I therefore decided to study physics at university, first as an undergrad and then a master’s. I then moved to another city to study my PhD. I was always fascinated by the origin and history of the Universe, and this is the reason why I decided to choose this research topic.
What’s the best thing about your work?
My work has advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages are travelling a lot to participate to conferences, the flexibility, and the opportunity to interact with a lot of people, and last but not least the opportunity to teach and interact with future generations of scientists.
What advice would you give to someone considering studying science?
If you feel it is your passion, go for it! I think it’s very important in life to study and work in a field you are passionate about.
Science is fun!
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I really like playing tennis. I also enjoy photography, motorbiking, and traveling to exotic and adventurous destinations.
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