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Seidel Julia, Dr.

Planetary Atmospheres, 3.0_project, FOUR ACES, Université de Genève, Département d'Astronomie
1290 Versoix
+41 22 379 22 73

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.
“We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are to start moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.” (Rosalyn Yalow)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I work on modeling exoplanet atmospheres outside of thermodynamic equilibrium. The goal is to link the existing models for the lower atmosphere and the exosphere.

How did you get into this research/work field?
I can’t remember a day when I didn’t want to get into Astrophysics. Being a scientist was all I ever wanted to do.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
A detailed picture of a second earth.

You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
Science is very competitive, the collaboration opportunities provided by NCCR create new ideas and a better working environment.

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