Mgr. Oleksandra Ivanova, PhD.
059 60 Vysoké Tatry
I am a senior researcher at the Department of Interplanetary Matter of the Astronomical Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences. My primary scientific interest lies in studying small bodies in the Solar System. I analyse data from ground-based observations that utilize photometry, polarization, and spectral analysis. As part of the Rosetta mission (ESA) to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, I provided ground-based support to gain a better understanding of the dust properties and the evolution of the comet. Currently, my research focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind the activity of distant comets, as well as exploring the influence of their physical properties based on their location of formation in the Solar System. My work also seeks to establish connections between various small bodies in our Solar System.