Dr. Marina Trad Nery

Postdoc in the “Lasers and Squeezed Light” group

What is your current position at our institute?

I work as a postdoctoral researcher in the “Lasers and Squeezed Light” group.

How and when did you choose to do physics?

My desire to be a physicist started when I was 9 years old, after a supposed appearance of aliens in my hometown. This event went to the national news and evolved into a very big fuss that aroused my curiosity about the universe. Since then, I looked to the night sky with a different mindset and begin to understand how much we still don't know about our fascinating universe.

What is your academic education?

  • Bachelor and Master studies in physics at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
  • Doctoral studies in physics at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.

Please let us know why you chose the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics for your research.

My main reason was that I could work on a very interesting and multidisciplinary project in the scope of gravitational-wave detection. This project united two passions of mine: experimental physics and astrophysics.

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