Erika Palmerio

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I am a PhD student in Space Physics at the University of Helsinki. My research focuses on Solar Physics and in particular on coronal mass ejections (CMEs), that are huge explosions of plasma and magnetic field from the sun. CMEs can cause magnetic storms and other phenomena at the earth, and I study their magnetic structure at the sun and at other planets in order to improve the current space weather forecasting capabilities.

I am very much interested in science communication because I believe that one of the main objectives of science (apart from the science per se) is to be interesting to the public. You can follow my space adventures on Twitter.  

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