Lea Marcotulli | Black Hole Explorer

The Biggest, Baddest Black Holes

When the Universe was young and small, the most massive black holes were being produced. Reaching masses of billions Suns, these monsters were able to produce extreme jets capable of emitting the most powerful radiation in the Universe. Why do we chase these cosmic monsters, and how did they shape the Universe that we know today is the idea worth spreading.

Lea is a PhD candidate in Astrophysics and is a space scientist, studying the most powerful black holes in the Universe.

ABOUT LEA

Lea is a PhD candidate in Astrophysics and is a space scientist, studying the most powerful black holes in the Universe.

Lea is 26 and comes from Italy. She has been working on her PhD in Astrophysics at Clemson University for the past five years. Her strongest interest is in everything that is highly energetic in the Universe.

Her research is about finding and studying the most powerful black holes in the Universe using NASA satellites data. As an international student, she feels that this community has given her a lot and she would love to have the chance to reach out and share the wonderful ideas behind her work in Clemson.