ERC FP7: Paola Marigo

DocProject: STARKEY – Solving the TP-AGB STAR conundrum: a KEY to galaxy evolution

Paola Marigo


ERC Grantee: Paola Marigo

Department: Physics and Astronomy

Total Contribution: Euro 1.930.628,00

Project Duration in months: 72

Start Date: 01/05/2014
End Date: 01/05/2020

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Paola Marigo is Full Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

She obtained her Master degree (1994) and her PhDs (2005) in Astronomy at the University of Padova. In 1998 she worked as postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik in Munich (Germany), and from 1999 to 2004 as postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Padova, where she became Professor in 2005.
Her research interests include stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, Asymptotic Giant Branch stars, planetary nebulae, primordial stars, stellar populations in galaxies, and equation of state of the gas (molecular formation and opacity). Her activity has been funded by several national grants, including the Italian Space Agency programme, and by an ERC Consolidator grant (2014-2019) on Thermally Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch (TP-AGB) stellar evolutionary phase. She also participated in several approved observing proposals. She published more than 100 high impact papers, of which 10 have more than 100 citations each and 2 have more than 500 citations, and her paper (Marigo et al., 2008, A&A, 482, 883) has been selected as New Hot Paper of July 2009 by the ESI (Essential Science Indicators) agency of the Thomson Reuters.