21 July 2021

Ersilia Guarini wins Milla Baldo Ceolin Prize 2021

Ersilia GuariniThe National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in Italy has awarded the 2021 Milla Baldo Ceolin Prize to NBIA’s PhD student Ersilia Guarini.

The Milla Baldo Ceolin award is awarded to the best MSc theses in theoretical physics defended in Italy by female students. Ersilia defended her MSc thesis (summa cum laude) on October 28, 2020 at the University of Bari, Italy. Her thesis work "Axion emissivity from photon conversions in the solar magnetic field’' stood out in the INFN competition for the importance and the originality of its results and it has led to an original publication led by Ersilia [Guarini, Carenza, Galan, Giannotti, Mirizzi, Phys. Rev. D 102 (2020) 123024].

Ersilia is now a Ph.D. student in the AstroNu group led by Irene Tamborra where she is carrying out research on multi-messenger astrophysics.