Sara Bonito


Sara Bonito, INAF – Astronomical Observatory of Palermo, Italy

Role: Contributor of the PSM WP 160

Rosaria (Sara) Bonito obtained her PhD in Physics in 2008 at the University of Palermo, Italy.
Then, she worked as a Post-Doc Fellow at INAF – Astronomical Observatory of Palermo and at the University of Palermo.
Since December 2018 she is a staff researcher at INAF – Astronomical Observatory of Palermo

Her main research areas are: young stellar objects, accretion and ejection processes, shock physics, circumstellar disks.
She has expertise of multi-wavelength data analysis (e.g. Chandra, XMM/Newton, HST, X-Shooter, FLAMES), mainly in the optical and UV/X-ray band.
Her approach is inter-disciplinary, as she study these processes using observations, numerical models, and laboratory experiments, and a comparison between results derived taking advantage of each of these methods.
She investigates the high energy emission from accretion/jets shocks, which can influence disk/exoplanets formation and evolution.
She served as a member of the Chandra Peer Review Panel in different Cycles.

She has been mentor of visiting students in collaboration with INAF – OAPa and the University of Palermo.
She is the author of about 46 publications in refereed journals. She is also involved in other international collaborations, e.g. Gaia-ESO Survey (GES), WEAVE, Athena, e-Rosita, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), where she is the Chair of the Non-degenerate Eruptive Variables group and of the Deep-drilling fields and
mini-surveys proposals planning in the Transients andVariable Stars Science Collaboration.