Research into Transient and Variable Radio Astronomy

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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!).

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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!”

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Yvette Cendes

Astronomer here!  My name is Dr. Yvette Cendes, and I am a postdoctoral fellow in astronomy at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. My research specialty involves radio transients- that is, radio signals that vary in the sky over time instead of being constnat, such as from supernovae or black holes that tear apart stars. I am also a freelance writer, and my work has appeared in publications like Scientific American, Astronomy, and Discover. I am also active on social media- most notably as /u/Andromeda321 on Reddit.

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