ST Solar-Terrestrial Sciences
The 2015 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Anastasia Tezari for the poster/PICO entitled:
Cosmic ray diurnal anisotropy during extreme events of the period 2001-2014 (Tezari, A.; Mavromichalaki, H.; Kolovi, S.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
I have studied Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the oldest and the most famous and appreciated University of Greece. After attending many courses, I decided to choose the field of Cosmic ray Physics and Space Radiation as the main subject of my research. The year followed after that I attended all courses in this area of Physics and received a proper training on experimental methods, supervised by Prof. Helen Mavromichalaki. I continue my studies as a M.Sc. student at the Athens Medical School, studying about the way environment impacts on our health, and specifically the way space weather influences the human health. Along with my studies I have gained significant research experience by participating in interesting projects at the Athens Neutron Monitor Station (A.Ne.Mo.S.) in collaboration with the High resolution Neutron Monitor Database (NMDB) and as a member of the Athens Cosmic Ray Group.
My research interests focus on the field of cosmic radiation and space weather forecasting. The understanding of the basic principles of different cosmic phenomena, such as diurnal anisotropy, GLEs, Forbush decreases and magnetospheric effects, will help us determine and foresee many technological and biological effects. At this point, I take part in the data processing of the Athens Neutron Monitor Station and I study the Cosmic Ray Modulation and specifically the diurnal anisotropy of the cosmic ray intensity during the different phases of the solar cycles but also during extreme solar events. The results may be helpful for long-term space weather monitoring and biomagnetic studies.