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Raffaella Morganti professor by special appointment of the Structure and Evolution of Radio Galaxies

05 April 2011

On 1 March 2011, the Leonardo da Vinci Foundation appointed Dr R. Morganti as professor by special appointment of the Structure and Evolution of Radio Galaxies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Morganti heads the astronomy group at ASTRON Dwingeloo and is thus closely involved in the new initiatives in the field of radio astronomy, such as LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) and the international Square Kilometre Array.

Raffaella Morganti (Italy, 1958) studied astronomy at the University of Bologna, where she gained a PhD in 1987 with a thesis entitled ‘Morphology and Physics of Radiogalaxies’. From 1988 to 1999 she was an astronomy researcher at the Instituto di Radioastronomia in Bologna. During that period she spent some years at observatories in Germany, America and Australia to make observations. She has worked at the Dwingeloo observatory since 1999. In 2005 she became an associate professor at the Kapteyn Institute for Astronomy at the University of Groningen.

 

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