Degree/Major: PhD in astrophysics
I am a research associate at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, jointly affiliated with the SETI Institute and UC Berkeley. During my PhD study, I have discovered 60 rapidly-spinning neutron stars with the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia. I then worked on the Canadian CHIME telescope, using it to detect and study “Fast Radio Bursts”, a new astrophysical mystery that involves short bursts of radio waves that have come from far outside our Milky Way galaxy. My hunting effort continues, now in the area of technosignature (SETI). I am the project scientist for the MeerKAT and the Very Large Array (VLA) SETI searches. Me and my team uses these two sensitive radio telescope facilities to attempt to answer the question of whether there are other advanced extraterrestrial civilizations in the Universe.
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Commensal SETI searches with MeerKAT and the Very Large Array