Introduction of Dr. Liliana Macotela by the German Physical Society
The German Physical Society (DPG, from its German initials) is running a Working Group on Equal Opportunities (AKC), presenting a successful woman doing Physics each week. For calendar week 38 of 2021 they choose Dr Liliana Macotela, postdoctoral researcher at IAP. Dr. Macotela's research focuses on the dynamics of winds, solar tides, and neutral temperatures in the mesosphere. This topic is part of an effort to understand a new phenomenon in the D-region that she and her team discovered in 2020. They named this phenomenon “the fall-effect,” which is observed as an increase in the received very low frequency (VLF) radio signal amplitude during fall when compared to the received amplitude during spring. Recently she was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship to continue performing studies employing the propagation of VLF waves.
The DPG-AKC supports the interests of female physicists at all levels of their career in the DPG and the public. More information on AKC can be found at < https://www.dpg-physik.de/vereinigungen/fachuebergreifend/ak/akc >, DPG's introduction of Dr. Liliana Macotela can be found at < https://www.dpg-physik.de/vereinigungen/fachuebergreifend/ak/akc/publikationen/physikerin-der-woche/physikerin-der-woche-2021 >.
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