I have come to astronomy after a (deliberately) stalled career as a classical pianist. I rebooted my career as a fresh undergrad student at Curtin University in 2011, graduated with Honours in 2015, and embarked on what has been my most exciting adventure yet: a PhD dedicated to unravelling the mysteries of pulsars!
When I’m not PhD’ing, I keep my music alive by playing the piano for the Gay and Lesbian Singers of WA.
- McSweeney, S. J. et al, 2017, Low-frequency Observations of the Subpulse Drifter PSR J0034‑0721 with the Murchison Widefield Array, ApJ
- Bhat, N. D. R. et al, 2016, Scintillation Arcs in Low-frequency Observations of the Timing-array Millisecond Pulsar PSR J0437-4715, ApJ
- Oronsaye, S. I. et al, 2015, Simultaneous Observations of Giant Pulses from the Crab Pulsar, with the Murchison Widefield Array and Parkes Radio Telescope: Implications for the Giant Pulse Emission Mechanism, ApJ
The environment around a pulsar is complex, and an important part of the process of understanding it is to visualise it. I often make my own graphics and animations, especially for use in presentations. Here are some animations I have made in the past, uploaded for anyone to use freely. I only ask that you give me due credit.
The source Blender files / Gnuplot code can be found in my GitHub repository.
In the Media
My first (and currently, my only) published, peer-reviewed, first-author paper, was accompanied by a CAASTRO press release, including a short video. It details my efforts to tease out a subtle effect in the drifting subpulse pattern of the pulsar designated PSR J0034-0721.
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