New Member

New member of the GW group

February 23, 2022

Gravitational Waves Group

Ornella Piccinni has just started as a new postdoc of the GW Group.

Ornella was a postdoc at the Virgo-INFN Rome group and an Amaldi research center fellow at the Sapienza University of Rome. She obtained the L’Oréal-Unesco Award “For Women and Science” 2021.

Ornella works on the search for continuous monochromatic gravitational waves, a type of signal still undetected by LIGO and Virgo, emitted by neutron stars and potential dark matter candidates.

Welcome, Ornella!

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