Dana Alina, PhD

Department: Physics
Position: Postdoc

Dana Alina received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris in 2009 & her master’s in Astrophysics and Space Science at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse in 2011. She has been a service astronomer at Bernard Lyot 2-meter telescope at Pyrenees mountains. She obtained her doctoral degree in 2015 at the Institute of Research in Astrophysics and Planetology, Toulouse, France.
Before becoming the post-doctoral researcher she has been a research assistant at the Physics Department.
Her research interests are the dynamics of the interstellar medium and its interplay with the magnetic field. In particular, she studies the role of the magnetic field in star forming regions. Dana Alina works with observational astrophysical data from space satellite telescopes such as Planck&Herschel and ground-based telescopes. She also develops numerical methods to handle polarimetric data.
Dana Alina is a member of the PILOT stratospheric balloon project and a member of the Galactic Cold Cores project.