“Astronomer here!”

Using radio signals to study the biggest explosions in the universe

Research on radio signals in Astronomy

Yvette Cendes

Hello! I am Dr. Yvette Cendes, and am a postdoctoral fellow in astronomy at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA, USA.  Specifically, I study radio astronomy signals from space from variable and transient sources, with a particular interest in supernovae and tidal disruption events (black holes that rip apart stars that get too close!).  You can find my whole CV here.

> More about my research in radio astronomy


Writing about science

When not doing research, I also regularly write freelance articles for various media.  These articles have appeared in magazines such as Astronomy, Discover, and Sky & Telescope, and I am the astronomy editor for the 2023 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.  I also am a top 100 commenter on Reddit, known for my comments that begin with the catchphrase “astronomer here!”

> Check out my science writing!