Liao Ying, Ms.
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.
“What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” (Werner Heisenberg)
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
My work is to simulate the inner neutral gas coma of comet 67P with DSMC method in order to understand the gas flow field and to establish the reliability of inferences about the initial conditions from in situ and remote sensing measurements of Rosetta.
How did you get into this research/work field?
The love for astronomy sends me here.
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
That SETI finds extraterrestrial life.
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
With NCCR I got the chance to meet many experts in different fields and to have interdisciplinary discussions, which are great experiences to me. Thanks NCCR!