Utmost is very pleased to welcome new PhD student Vivek Venkatraman Krishnan to the project.
His PhD thesis focuses on developing new instrumentation techniques for time domain astronomy. He will be helping with several aspects of the refurbishment of UTMOST during the initial part of the PhD. Apart from UTMOST, he will also use the MEERKAT radio telescope and the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope for developing and testing his techniques. Once the techniques are developed, he will use them to do high precision pulsar timing and transient searches with the telescopes mentioned.
Vivek’s supervisors are Matthew Bailes and Willem van Straten (Swinburne) and Evan Keane (Manchester).