Dr. Claudia Mignone
Claudia Mignone is an astrophysicist and science communicator at INAF, the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome, where she works on a variety of communication, public engagement and education projects to share cutting-edge astronomy research with a variety of audiences in Italy and beyond.
Prior to that, she worked for 10 years for the European Space Agency in the Netherlands, writing and producing multimedia content to disseminate the scientific results of space missions such as Rosetta, Gaia, Planck and many others.
A key member of the award-winning outreach group that communicated the Rosetta mission, she is one of the authors of the acclaimed cartoon series "Once Upon a Time" about Rosetta and Philae, and also worked as a facilitator of the first ESA-Ars Electronica art-science residency.
She earned a degree in Astronomy at the University of Bologna, a PhD in Astronomy at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) with a thesis in cosmology on the determination of the expansion history of the Universe using different types of astronomical observations and a Master in Science Communication and Journalism at the University of Ferrara.