Emma Platts

Emma’s research focuses on fast radio bursts (FRBs) — astrophysical transients — and using various analysis techniques to explore the origin of the bursts, as well as the Universe around them. In her recent work, she applied kernel density estimation to FRB observations to constrain the baryonic density of the Milky Way galactic halo. Her latest work uses autocorrelation functions to study the intrinsic pulse structure (and thus potential progenitors) of FRBs. Going forward, she looks forward to delving into machine learning and the world of big data.

Co-supervised by Prof Amanda Weltman