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 (@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 Survey • Joint Survey Processing • MIPSGAL I&II • Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope • NASA Exoplanet Science Institute • Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer • Spitzer Science Center • Zwicky Transient Facility