Masha Lakicevic
Masha Lakicevic

Serbia

PhD

Masha Lakicevic, from Serbia, graduated in 2015 on a thesis entitled "The impact of supernova remnants on interstellar dust within the Large Magellanic Cloud". She was awarded a prestigious 2-year studentship at the ESO Headquarters (near Munich). She published a number of papers on SN1987A (1, 2, 3) and co-authored Science and ApJ papers on the same object, and published a major work on Herschel Space Observatory observations showing that dust is destroyed in and around supernova remnants. Masha spent a month in Australia, in Sydney and Perth and at the ATCA radio interferometre which she used to obtain high-resolution images of SN1987A, and she travelled to Chile to observe at infrared wavelengths (at La Silla) and to observe with the APEX submm telescope at 5km altitude. Se attended conferences in Oxford and Ascona. She continues astrophysics and atmospheric science as a postdoctoral researcher at the Catholic University of the North in Antofagasta (Chile).