On top of Mauna Kea

Meet Dr. Arianna Piccialli, a planetary scientist studying Mars and Venus atmospheres, and passionate about science communication!

Arianna is a postdoc at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy in Brussels, Belgium. Her research is focused on studying the atmospheres of Mars and Venus. She is originally from the sunny city of Naples, in Italy, of which she misses the beautiful view of the blue sea. She got her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research located in the small village of Katlenburg-Lindau, in Germany. As a researcher and as a woman in science she is convinced of the importance of combining her research activity with that of science outreach.