Roberta Paladini


Title: Senior Research Scientist

Room Number: 242

Office Address: 242 Morrisroe Astroscience Lab (IPAC)

Office Phone: 626-395-1848

Mail Code: MC 100-22

Email ( paladini

Research Interests: My main research revolves around the properties and evolution of interstellar dust grains, which I investigate by coupling sub-millimeter emission with NIR extinction and scattering. The primary goal of this study is to understand how grains of typical sub-micron sizes can grow, in the densest parts of the Interestellar Medium and under the influence of turbulence, first into pebbles and ultimately into planets. Other areas of research are HII regions, massive star formation, ISM, Anomalous Microwave Emission (i.e. spinning dust), foregrounds for CMB.

Activities: Herschel infrared Galactic Plane SurveyJoint Survey ProcessingMIPSGAL I&IINancy Grace Roman Space TelescopeNASA Exoplanet Science InstituteSpectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices ExplorerSpitzer Science CenterZwicky Transient Facility