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Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


This PhD project aims to investigate one of the main fascinating unsolved phenomena of stellar astrophysics: the formation of multiple populations 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 multiple stellar populations.



Short bio

Tuila Ziliotto completed her master’s degree in Astrophysics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In her master’s thesis, she investigated star formation in nucleated dwarf galaxies in the Fornax Cluster of galaxies. She graduated in Physics with an emphasis in Astrophysics at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, where she worked in a spectroscopic survey of Galactic Open Clusters. Motivated by the lack of diversity and equality that we still have in STEM careers, Tuila also participated in several outreach projects in Brazil and Chile, some of them specifically aiming to show young women that science is for everyone.



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Tuila Ziliotto


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