My name is Edwige Pezzulli, I am a girl coming from the Eternal City – Rome, where I live with my wonderful dog, Moja. Currently, I am finishing my Ph.D. in Astrophysics at University La Sapienza.
During my studies, I visited many cities and spent three months in Paris, a city I fell in love with.
My research studies the formation of and growth of the first supermassive black holes – monsters with enormous mass, up to 10 billion times the mass of our Sun, formed when the Universe was very young.
However, stars and galaxies are not my sole interest. I love traveling all over the world (my last trip was in the “autentica Cuba”) physically, but also by reading. I am a cinephile, and I like sports such as rugby and boxing/MMA – a full-contact combat sport I only recently discovered. I do volunteer work with young inmates and I would like to hold astrophysics seminars in jails. I am vegetarian, love animals, nature, enthusiasm and knowledge, and I am firmly convinced that the key to progress resides in the promotion of diversity.
I am pretty excited to work with climate visualization, which is the topic of my project. I will spend the next two months at the Aristotle University, in Thessaloniki, a city full of cultural life and events. The project has a lot of possible applications, much more concrete with respect to my Ph.D. studies – but I don’t like to ask myself if something is just “useful”.
Visualizations bring intuition to researchers on how climate systems behave and are also important in communicating the problem of climate change to the public. In fact, possible advancements towards a more green future start from the knowledge of the effect of our actions on Earth’s climate (and eco) system.
Let’s get it started!