Roberta Paladini


Title: Associate Scientist

Room Number: 242

Office Address: 242 Morrisroe Astroscience Lab (IPAC)

Office Phone: 626-395-1848

Mail Code: MC 100-22

Email (@ipac.caltech.edu): 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 SurveyMIPSGAL I&IINancy Grace Roman Space TelescopeNASA Exoplanet Science Institute