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Brent Shapiro-Albert

Brent Shapiro-Albert

Advisor: Dr. Maura McLaughlin

I study the intrinsic properties of pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars that emit radio waves like a lighthouse. My research so far has been on rotating radio transients, pulsar-like object that emit pulses highly sporadically, and how they relate to canonical pulsars and possibly fast radio bursts. I plan to start conducting research for the North American Nanohertz Gravitational Wave Observatory (NANOGrav) to help characterize the intrinsic noise of the pulsars being timed so that we can find a stronger gravitational wave signal. After getting my PhD I would like to continue doing pulsar research at a large university or a national laboratory.

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