NASA Grants Fellowship to Greek Post-Doc Researcher in California


Dr. Georgia Virginia (“Gina”) Panopoulou is one of twenty-four scientists who were recently granted a fellowship by NASA to conduct postdoctoral research in California.

Panopoulou obtained one of the very few prestigious fellowships which is sponsored by NASA’s Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP).

The NHFP aims to enable outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research in the realm of NASA astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation, or instrument development.

Each fellowship provides the awardee up to three years of support.

The NHFP preserves the legacy of NASA’s previous postdoctoral fellowship programs, including the Hubble, Einstein and Sagan Fellowships.

Once selected, fellows are appointed to one of three subcategories of studies corresponding to three broad scientific questions NASA has sought to answer about the universe.

“How does the universe work?” – for Einstein Fellows
“How did we get here?” – for Hubble Fellows
“Are we alone?” – for Sagan Fellows

Panopoulou was appointed to the ”How did we get here?” study.

Her research will focus on ”A Unique Approach to the Determination of the Galactic Magnetic Field Using Starlight and Synchrotron Polarization Observations.” Her work will be completed at the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Panopoulou obtained her doctorate in 2017 from the University of Crete. Her adviser was Dr. Kostas Tassis.