ISWAT Responsibilities: H1 Co-Moderator
Camilla Scolini is currently a PhD candidate in Mathematics at KU Leuven (Belgium). After obtaining a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Physics from the University of Trieste (Italy), in 2016 Scolini joined the Centre for mathematical Plasma-Astrophysics at KU Leuven to work on the development of the EUHFORIA solar wind and CME propagation model in the group of prof. Stefaan Poedts. She is now an FWO Strategic Base Research PhD Fellow at KU Leuven and a visiting PhD student at the Royal Observatory of Belgium.
Scolini’s main research interests are Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and their impact on Earth. In her studies, she has explored the role of magnetic fields in assessing the geo-effectiveness of Earth-directed CMEs by means of 3D MHD simulations of the heliosphere and terrestrial magnetosphere. Her research covers the propagation of CMEs in interplanetary space and their evolution due to the interaction with the background solar wind and other transients (CME-CME interactions), as well as their effects on the terrestrial environment. Her primary role in community-driven international space weather efforts is the assessment, validation and improvement of current predictive capabilities of CME impacts at Earth and other locations in the heliosphere.