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Dr Giovanna Tinetti
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Gower Street
  • Professor of Astrophysics
  • Dept of Physics & Astronomy
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

PhD in Theoretical Physics from University of Turin, she has coordinated at UCL a team on exoplanets since 2007. Royal Society University Research Fellow 2009-present. ESA external fellow 2005-2007, NASA Astrobiology Institute/NRC fellow at Caltech/JPL 2003-2005, Predoc and Postdoc at Caltech and University of Southern California, 2001-2003.

Select appointments and achievements:
- Principal Investigator, ARIEL (ESA M4 candidate mission) payload consortium, June 2015-present
- Science lead, Twinkle space mission, June 2014-present
- Principal Investigator, ERC-funded programme "Exo-Lights", 2014-2019.
- Principal Investigator EChO (ESA M3 candidate mission) payload consortium, 2011-2014. 
- Editor of American Astronomical Society DPS journal, ICARUS. 
- Counts over 100 peer reviewed publications and over 150 invited talks/seminars on exoplanets. 

Select awards: 
- Institute of Physics Moseley medal 2011 for pioneering use of IR transmission spectroscopy for molecular detection in exoplanet atmospheres. 
- 2010 NASA Group Achievement award with Swain and Vasisht for first detection of methane in an exoplanet.

Recent appointments in advisory boards: 
- Hubble/Spitzer panel chair/TAC member
- ESO Espresso Instrument Science Team, 
- ESA Exoplanet Roadmap Advisory Team (2009-2010).

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

Exoplanets, Atmospheric and Planetary science, Radiative Transfer modelling, Space missions, Complex systems.

Teaching Summary

Currently teaching PHAS3661: Physics of the Earth. Past courses include PHAS2117, physics of the Solar System.

01-OCT-2013 Professor of Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2010 – 30-AUG-2013 Reader in Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
  LAU Laurea – Theoretical Physics Universita degli Studi di Torino
2003 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Theoretical Physics Universita degli Studi di Torino
1999 MAS Masters – Energy Technologies Politecnico di Torino
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