"It is never easy to move to a foreign country, but it was definitely worth it!"
I am Thomas Pasini, 2nd year PhD Student at Hamburg Observatory. I am 27 years old and I was born and got my bachelor’s (2016) and master’s (2018) degree in Italy, moving in Hamburg for the PhD in 2019. My interest in Astrophysics began during High School, when I first started to study physics.
My main research interest is AGN feedback in galaxy clusters and groups. This implies working with low frequency observations of radio galaxies, as well as X-ray observations (hence, eROSITA) of the hot gas permeating galaxy clusters. The interplay between radio galaxies and such gas produces strong effects on the evolution of clusters, the physics of which still needs to be completely understood.
I am also a graduated musician, even though I have much less time for music since when I started the PhD. I am currently very happy with my short academic career, as well as with the choices I have made up to now. It is never easy to move to a foreign country, but it was definitely worth it!