Boehle Anna, Dr.
Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” (Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I work on searching for exoplanets around nearby stars to improve the planet census in our solar system’s backyard and on developing astronomical instrumentation that enables this and other scientific research.
How did you get into this research/work field?
I credit my excitement for physics and astronomy with the amazing physics teachers that I had in high school and university. Their encouragement was essential in getting me to where I am today.
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
I hope to see technology developed to travel to another star, even just to collect some data.
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
Through PlanetS, I am fortunate to build collaborations with scientists at multiple institutions across Switzerland.