Research into Transient and Variable Radio Astronomy
Research on radio signals in Astronomy
I am currently 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!).
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. I also am a top 100 commenter on Reddit, known for my comments that begin with the catchphrase “astronomer here!”
Welcome! My name is Yvette Cendes, and I am a Hungarian-American astronomer living in the Netherlands who is the only person on Earth who has been to Everest Base Camp and punched by a wild mountain gorilla. Beyond this, however, I engage in a lot of activities, which you can read more about here.