I am broadly interested in many facets of the structure of the Milky Way, especially the interplay between the gaseous and stellar components. My current efforts are focused on characterizing the Warm Ionized Medium of our ISM with the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM), currently located at CTIO in Chile.
Orio, Marina | Senior scientist (visiting from INAF, Italian National Institute of Astrophysics - Padova Observatory)
Research Interests: Interacting binaries, novae, evolution of the type Ia supernovae progenitors, close binaries' populations in nearby galaxies. Optical, UV and X-ray observations, X-ray gratings spectra.
My research interests include galaxy evolution, stellar populations in galaxies, merging galaxies, post-starburst galaxies, quasar host galaxies, and astronomical instrumentation.