Dr. Veronica Bindi
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
STEM Pre-Academy is honored to be working in collaboration with Dr. Veronica Bindi. Dr. Bindi's main research focuses on the study of dark matter, cosmic rays, solar modulation, and solar energetic particles in space. She has been a part of the team at CERN that led to the construction, integration, and testing of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, or AMS-02, detector that has been installed on the International Space Station. Hailing from Italy, Dr. Bindi brings her fresh and exciting take on physics to students around the State of Hawai‘i and the world on topics from cosmic rays, to preparing for a mission to Mars.
When is the Best Time to Send Astronauts to Mars?
- Module 1 - Explorers: The Human Desire for Exploration Leads to Discovery
- Module 2 - Planets and Astronomy: Why We Want to Go to Mars
- Module 3 - Space Radiation: The Journey to Mars
- Module 4 - Space Habitats: Living on Mars
Scientific Research Activities
- TED-Ed - How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe - Veronica Bindi
- Presentation: Introduction to Cosmic Rays
- QuarkNet and AMS-02 Activities for the Classroom
- First Explorer Particle Detector Project