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Prof. Elisa Resconi mit einem der im IceCube-Observatorium eingesetzten Photo-Detektoren. (Bild: Magdalena Jooß / TUM)
Prof. Elisa Resconi mit einem der im IceCube-Observatorium eingesetzten Photo-Detektoren. (Bild: Magdalena Jooß / TUM)
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Liesel Beckmann Professorship for Elisa Resconi

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has awarded neutrino physicist Prof. Elisa Resconi a "Liesel Beckmann Distinguished Professorship". The Professorship, named after TUM's first female professor, was established in 2012. It is only awarded to the highest-ranking international female scientists and is intended to motivate female students and young female researchers to pursue a career in science. Elisa Resconi launched the new Collaborative Research Center (short SFB for German ‘Sonderforschungsbereich’) "Neutrinos and Dark Matter" and serves as its spokesperson.

Elisa Resconi studied at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Milan and in Genoa. After completing her doctoral studies on solar neutrinos at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, she came to Germany on a Marie-Curie scholarship. From 2005 until 2010 she led an Emmy Noether junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. In 2012 she was appointed to the Professorship for Experimental Physics with Cosmic Particles at TUM, which she helds as a Full Professor (W3) since 2019. 

Resconi's research focuses on neutrinos that have travelled for billions of years through galaxies, stars and planets. The analysis of these particles thus offers a completely new look at elementary forces and structures of the universe. Researchers use the neutrino telescope IceCube at the South Pole to detect the particles in order to learn more about their origins. In 2017 Resconi and her Team were the first ever to successfully identify a blazar four billion lightyears away as sources of cosmic neutrinos.

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