Nora Hänni portrait

Nora Hänni

Chemist in the Physics Institute of the University of Bern, Department of Space Research and Planetary Sciences

Nora Hänni is an inorganic chemist by training and specialized in condensed matter research and instrumental analytics during her PhD studies at the University of Bern. After a maternity leave, she accepted a position in the Rosetta/ROSINA team of PD Dr. M. Rubin and Prof. em. Dr. K. Altwegg at the Physics Institute at her home university. As a postdoctoral researcher in the exciting discipline of space science, she is thinking about comets and their teachings on the evolution of our Solar System and of carbon-based life on Earth daily.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Comets Stink! The Chemical Zoo Found at Comet Chury

Scientists have found a menagerie of complex organic compounds on the comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft that connect it with the birth of our solar system.