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Antonella Palmese

NASA Einstein Fellow

251 Campbell Hall


Antonella is a NASA Einstein Fellow working on observational cosmology and multi-messenger astronomy. Most of her research is focused on studies related to cataclysmic events such as mergers of two neutrons stars or black holes that emit gravitational waves. She is particularly interested in searching for the optical emission coming from those events and in studying their host galaxies and environment. Antonella’s research goal is ultimately to use those observations to measure the expansion of the Universe and to understand the origin of gravitational wave sources. She is more broadly involved in transient astronomy, cosmology, and galaxy evolution with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, the Dark Energy Survey, and Dark Energy Camera observations.