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Posts by Elise Furlan

Elise Furlan

Elise Furlan is a staff scientist at IPAC. She works both for the Spitzer Science Center and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute: she is one of the schedulers for the Spitzer Space Telescope, and she is a member of the NExScI Science Affairs team. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 1999 and her PhD in astronomy from Cornell University in 2006. Her research comprises protostars and protoplanetary disks, and the host stars of exoplanet systems. She uses mid- and far-infrared data, as well as near-infrared, high-resolution images to carry out her research. She regularly travels to astronomical meetings as one of NExScI's representatives to inform the community about its activities.