Aurora Simionescu is not at all what you might think of as a typical scientist, especially if you’ve been watching too many episodes of the Big Bang Theory. In addition to being a dedicated professional astrophysicist, she is a pink-loving, ballroom and salsa dancing, travel addicted shutterbug.
Originally from Romania, she graduated with a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, then moved to Stanford University on an Einstein Fellowship sponsored by NASA, and is now working as an International Top Young Fellow of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.
She was bitten by the photography bug back in 2006 and started this website a few years later together with her co-worker, travel buddy, and generally partner in crime Norbert Werner. Life has since taken them along different paths but Earth in Pink still remains, and we hope it offers you a glimpse into both the beauty of the Cosmos, through the astronomy blog articles, and the beauty of our own planet, though the photography galleries.