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Eva Ntormousi

Astrophysicist, Science communicator

About Me

I am a professional astronomer at the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Pisa, and a passionate science communicator. Over the past ten years I have been very active in the fields of the interstellar medium and star formation. Since 2017 I have been working on discovering the role of magnetic fields in the structure and evolution of galaxies.

 
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Galaxies

I work mainly with numerical simulations of astrophysical fluids. My current research involves simulating galaxies with different metallicities and magnetic fields, and studying their evolution.

 

Interstellar filaments

I have been working for more than five years on the formation and evolution of interstellar molecular filaments, the sites where most local star formation is happening.

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Work Experience

 

Post-doctoral Researcher, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

February 2020 - present

At SNS I am part of the Interstellar ERC project, dedicated to the study of the formation and characteristics of primordial galaxies. I study the generation and evolution of magnetic fields in these early galaxies.

Marie-Curie fellow, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece

June 2017 - February 2020

My project ORIGAMI was an effort to unveil the role of magnetic fields in the evolution of galaxies, and vice-versa. I design and perform state-of-the art simulations of magnetized galaxies at different redshifts.

Post-doctoral Researcher, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique, France.

October 2012 - April 2017

At CEA I was part of the ORISTARS ERC project, designed to explain the origin and evolution of interstellar molecular filaments. I worked on numerical simulations targeted to interpreting the observational results.

PHD thesis, LMU and Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

September 2007 - February 2012

My PhD thesis, supervised by Andreas Burkert, was conducted under the IMPRS program in Munich. I worked on interstellar spherical shocks called superbubbles, and how their collisions can trigger episodes of star formation.

Outside research

Communicating science with the public

A passion of mine outside research is science communication. It brings motivation in my research projects and it helps build strong bonds within society.

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Astronomy activities with children

In 2008 I co-founded the international science education project GalileoMobile, that every year brings astronomy to thousands of children in remote areas of the world. In 2015 I coordinated the Constellation project, a network of schools across South America that performed astronomy activities together.

Notebook & Pad

Public talks, interviews and popular science articles.

I have been invited for numerous public talks and interviews about my research and general science issues.

I write popular science articles regularly for "Α ΜΠΑ;", an online magazine targeted to women (in Greek). 

Finally, I am a science mentor for young women as part of the supernova foundation network

 

Let's Connect

I speak Greek, English, Spanish, Italian, French and some German. Feel free to contact me in any of these languages!

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7
56127 Pisa, Italy

+39 351 703 2226

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