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Dr Affelia Wibisono

Name: Affelia Wibisono

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

E-Mail:  wibisono@cp.dias.ie

Address: School of Cosmic Physics, DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin 15, Ireland.

Biographical Sketch:

Affelia’s research uses measurements taken by space telescopes and spacecraft such as XMM-Newton and Juno to study the X-ray emissions from the outer planets in our Solar System. They completed their PhD at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL in 2023 which was focused on how different solar wind and magnetospheric conditions influenced the behaviours of Jupiter’s X-ray aurorae and showed a link between the solar cycle and the gas giant planet’s disk X-ray output.

Since obtaining their MSci Physics degree at Royal Holloway in 2012, Affelia’s science communication career brought them to London’s Science Museum, The Royal Institution of Great Britain and the Royal Observatory Greenwich. With a vast portfolio, from writing for the Guardian and NASA, to TV interviews with Channel Five News and Sky News, to performing at festivals including Cheltenham Science Festival and Camp Bestival, Affelia is often called upon to communicate complex theories in an entertaining and digestible manner, using their scientific knowledge and science communication expertise to educate, engage and enthuse everyone in astronomy from toddlers, to grandparents to school groups.