Over the last 40 years, researchers have come to realize that on the grand scale we are situated in filamentary structures of dark and gaseous matter flowing towards local overdensities. It is those overdensities, which give rise to objects such as our own Milky Way. As a graduate researcher, I conducted numerical experiments to determine how hot cocoons of gas around galaxies really form, how spin of such galaxies evolves with time, or where undetected but theoretically expected luminous matter(the "missing baryons") resides in the Universe.
Non-profit for diversity in STEM
In September 2017, I founded a non-profit organization aimed at supporting careers of women in STEM called women++ . Its primary focus has been on building up competitive skills via educational workshops on software development, machine learning, blockchain technologies, and others. I also initiated and managed the first Swiss hackathon, which answered to the demands of a growing group of women interested in technology by providing mentorship, preparatory events and childcare activities. The project received recognition in Swiss media outlets.
Sirenum Fossae on Mars. credit: NASA
I am fascinated by the subject of history of water on Mars and its habitability. I'm in the phase of research project planning in this area.
Scientific Ecosystem Experimentation with Decentralization
I'm a project lead of SEED, which is a program with the goal of incentivizing collaboration and openness in science, providing new ways of funding research projects, and empowering the scientific community to be appropriately rewarded for their work. We issued a world-wide call for actors of the research ecosystem - researchers, librarians, funding organizations, publishers, technologists, policy makers and executives - to gather in Davos in February 2019 and take action. SEED adopts a practical approach of educational conference, interdisciplinary think tank and finally incubator, during which a dedicated team will build open source prototypes embracing distributed ledger technology.
How to interact with the Ethereum blockchain and create a database with Python and SQL
I wrote open source code which creates a database containing data residing on the Ethereum blockchain with a centralized SQLite database management system for fast readout. I also wrote a tutorial for anyone wishing to analyse the activity on the Ethereum blockchain, and conducted an investigation during a period of suspicious activity, which was picked up by the most important news outlet in the cryptospace.