UTMOST welcomes Cherie Day and Vivek Gupta

UTMOST is delighted to welcome two new PhD students, Cherie Day  and Vivek Gupta.

Cherie Day joins us from the University of California Berkeley, where she did a B.A. in Astrophysics. She has been closely involved with testing the prototype HERA dish/feed combination and antenna design work for HYPERION, and worked on exoplanet transits with SOFIA .

Vivek has an M.Tech. degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, and has worked as an intern with Dr. Joseph Lazio at CalTech (June- August 2016), characterizing variations in the dispersion measures of several pulsars observed by NANOGrav in its 9 year data release.

Cherie and Vivek are both going to work on the UTMOST-2D project with Adam Deller, Chris Flynn and Matthew Bailes, to bring accurate localisation on the sky of Fast Radio Bursts to the UTMOST project.

A very warm welcome to both our new PhD students!