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Dr Charlotte Sobey

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Charlotte is a radio astronomer. Her research is focussed on using SKA precursor/pathfinder radio telescopes to observe pulsars (rapidly-rotating neutron stars) to investigate astrophysical magnetic fields. She has expertise in using pulsars as probes of the 3-D structure of the magnetic field of the Milky Way, as well as radio emission phenomena from pulsar magnetospheres. Her observational astronomy work utilises a number of the world's largest radio telescopes including LOFAR, MWA, and Parkes.

Charlotte has worked and studied around the world and is currently based at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), Perth. She completed her Master of Physics and Astronomy degree at Durham University (U.K.) and PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR, Germany). She has since held post-doctoral research fellow positions at ASTRON (The Netherlands), the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR-Curtin node), and CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    Dr. rer. nat. (magna cum laude)
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn, Germany

  • 2010

    MPhys Physics and Astronomy (First-class Honours)
    University of Durham, U.K.