Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College
Irina Zhuravleva is a high-energy astrophysicist whose primary research interests are related to the physics of clusters of galaxies and massive galaxies, interaction of supermassive black holes with the intracluster medium, turbulence, and transport processes and radiative transfer in the hot intergalactic plasma. In her research, she uses high-resolution spectroscopic and imaging data from X-ray satellites and numerical simulations. She is also involved in the scientific planning of the X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), the primary goal of which is to observe extreme energetic processes in the universe with very high spectral resolution.
Her research has been published in Nature, Astrophysical Journal Letters, the Astrophysical Journal, and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was honored with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements, awarded by the Max Planck Society in Germany.
Zhuravleva holds a PhD (summa cum laude) from Ludwig Maximilian University and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Physics and the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University.