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Rising Stars in Physics: two SISSA alumnae selected for the workshop

26 May 2023
The workshop encourages the next generation of women in physics

We are extremely proud to announce that two of our alumnae, Sara Murciano and Federica Surace, have been selected to participate in the Rising Stars in Physics 2023 workshop, which took place from 22 to 24 May at the University of Berkeley. This significant workshop, initiated and co-sponsored by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), is a unique opportunity for young women physicists to come together and discuss issues that are relevant to academic careers, as well as engage in interdisciplinary scientific discussions. 

Sara Murciano is a Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Before moving to the US in October 2022, she received her Ph.D. in SISSA, where she worked in the group of Statistical Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Pasquale Calabrese. 

Federica Surace is an AWS Quantum Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, and a member of Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter. After receiving a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in physics at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore, she completed her Ph.D. at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) and at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, in 2021.

Congratulations to Sara Murciano and Federica Surace! These two brilliant researchers have demonstrated exceptional talent in their field and are an inspiring example for all women pursuing physics.