Ludmilla Kolokolova obtained the Ph.D. degree in astrophysics related to light scattering by asteroid surfaces. Kolokolova served at the Main Astronomical Observatory of NAS of Ukraine, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, and the University of Florida and works currently at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. Kolokolova's main interests include physics of all types of cosmic dust (interplanetary, interstellar, circumstellar dust, and planetary aerosols) and small bodies in the Solar System (comets, asteroids, satellites of planets, and the Kuiper-Belt objects). Kolokolova uses both remote sensing and in situ methods to study these objects focusing on spectrophotometry and polarimetry. Kolokolova has participated in the development of the astronomical and space instrumentation, laboratory and computer simulations, and theory development in light scattering by particles and surfaces. Dr. Kolokolova serves as the Manager of the Small Bodies Node of the NASA Planetary Data System and works on archiving the data obtained at space-mission and ground-based observations of comets, asteroids, and interplanetary (zodiacal) dust.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2013