Star and planet formation and evolution

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Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


During her PhD, she aims to investigate one of the main fascinating unsolved phenomena of stellar astrophysics: the formation of multiple populations (MPs) in Globular Clusters and their contribution to the assembly of the Galactic halo. Supervised by Dr. Antonino Milone, she will use data from telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope to constrain the processes that occurred at high redshift and resulted in the formation of MPs.



Short bio

Tuila Ziliotto, originally from Brazil, graduated in Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, where she had her first experiences with research in Galactic astronomy. Her interest in observational astronomy has led her to Chile, where she is completing a MSc in Astrophysics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Motivated by the lack of diversity and equality that we still have in STEM careers, she also participated in several outreach projects, some of them specifically aiming to show young women that science is for everyone.

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Tuila Ziliotto


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