Colloquium Speaker:    Dr. Veronica Bindi
Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Dr. Bindi's main research topics are the study of dark matter, cosmic rays, solar modulation of cosmic rays, solar energetic particles, and space radiation for future manned missions to the Moon and Mars. She received her PhD in Physics at the University of Bologna in Italy. From 2002 at the INFN (Italian National Institute for Nuclear research), based at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland, she has been part of the team that constructed and integrated the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) instrument, which has been in operation on the International Space Station since 2011.

Since 2012, Dr. Bindi has been a Professor in the Physics Department of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). She received the prestigious NSF (National Science Foundation) career award. In 2019, Dr. Bindi was working in the Heliophysics and Strategic Integration and Management Divisions at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. Since 2020, Dr. Bindi was Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Research for Diversity and Inclusion at UHM.

Dr. Bindi is TED educator and mentor of the QuarkNet program in Hawaii. Her TED an- imation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91801Y1lsCg had more than 150K views). Dedicated to increasing the diversity in STEM fields, Dr. Bindi organizes and participates in many educational workshops for teachers and students across the Hawaii islands and in many outreach activities in USA and in Europe.

Fore more info please go to www.veronicabindi.com.