My research focuses on the physics of strong magnetic and gravitational fields found in the extreme environments of magnetars, other neutron stars, and black holes. While at Radcliffe, I am seeking a research partner to be involved in one of two aspects of the project:
1) to write an algorithm for command parsing to be incorporated in a command-driven data analysis software for indirect imaging of neutron star surfaces. Good knowledge of C programming language and Unix operating system will be required. A background in computer science is preferred.
2) to develop a website to host a database from current X-ray satellites on black hole and neutron star data. Good knowledge of website development (HTML and Java) programming is required.
The student will benefit from being involved in cutting-edge research at the intersection of astrophysics and computer science. It will be a unique opportunity for me to work with a student with a computer science background. Because the project is interdisciplinary in nature, I expect more fruitful ideas and development will result from this interaction.