CURRICULUM VITAE ET STUDIORUM
Born Elena Maria Sofia, in Milan (Italy)
Foreign languages spoken and written: French, English (fluent), German, Spanish, Hebrew (beginner).
Hobbies: European history of art, reading, cinema, cooking, practising (Iyengar) Yoga.
1994 Diploma di Maturita' linguistica High school degree (60/60), Liceo Linguistico Bianconi, Monza, Italy
2000 Laurea - University degree in Physics (110/110), Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Milan. Thesis in astrophysics entitled Deprojection technique of X-ray emission from Clusters of Galaxies. Advisors: Dr. Silvano Molendi, Prof. Gabriele Villa and Prof. Constantinos Paizis.
27 July 2005: Ph.D. University of Cambridge,UK. Thesis entitled Structure and energy content of gamma-ray burst jets. Advisor: Prof. Martin J. Rees
2005-2008: Chandra Fellow, JILA, University of Colorado, USA
2008-2010: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
January 2011 -present: Assistant professor at Leiden Observatory, Leiden, The Netherlands
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