Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
Catrina Diener obtained her PhD at ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2015 with work on high redshift environment and its impact on galaxy evolution. After that she moved to the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam (Germany) where she conducted research on Lyman-alpha emitters detected with the MUSE instrument.
Work on Gaia started with the transition to the Institute of Astronomy (IoA) in Cambridge in 2016. Catrina is a member of CU5 and focusses on BP/RP spectra. Her scientific interests are probably as far from the Gaia project as possible and entail clustering in the high-redshift universe, proto-clusters and galaxy evolution.
In a life outside science she enjoys music (in particular playing the piano and singing), climbing and reading.
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