Associate Professor, Astroparticle Physics
+45 35 33 32 27
Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Building B, room Bb5
Irene Tamborra is Knud Højgaard Associate Professor at the NBIA and leader of the neutrino astrophysics group. Irene completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bari in 2011. Before joining the Niels Bohr Institute in January 2016, Irene has held research appointments at the Max Planck for Physics in Munich, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and at GRAPPA, Center of Excellence of the University of Amsterdam.
Irene’s research activity is in the area of theoretical astroparticle physics, with focus on neutrino astrophysics and cosmology. In particular, Irene is interested in exploring the role of weakly interacting particles, such as active and sterile neutrinos, in astrophysical environments. She also aims at unveiling what can be learnt from the observation of neutrinos from the most extreme but yet mysterious astrophysical transients occurring in our Universe, such as core-collapse supernovae, neutron star mergers and gamma-ray bursts. Thanks to generous support from the Villum Foundation, Irene leads a research group at the NBIA with focus on these subjects.