Ilaria Carleo is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA). She graduated in Physics and Cosmology at the University of Bologna and obtained her PhD in Astronomy at the University of Padua.
Her research, focused on exoplanets, can be outlined in three branches: detection of giant planets around young stars, follow-up and mass determination of TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) candidates, and characterization of exoplanet atmospheres. Each of these fields can add a piece to the puzzle of planetary formation and evolution theory, which is still a nearly uncharted field to be explored and understood.
She worked as Instrument Scientist for the GIARPS project and developed a pipeline to derive high precision radial velocities from near-infrared spectra of GIANO-B. She is a member of the GAPS Science Team, member of KESPRINT and responsible of the radial velocities working package in the LOCNES project.