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Jeremy Rigney

Name: Jeremy Rigney

Title: Lindsay Scholar

Email: jeremy.rigney@dias.ie

Address: DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 XR2R, Ireland.

Research Interests:

  • Stellar Physics and Stellar Flares
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Multiwavelength Astronomy

Biographical Sketch:

My research focuses on the detection and investigation of stellar flares on M-dwarf stars using the International LOw Frequency ARray Telescope. LOFAR is a network of radio antenna throughout Europe, utilising Very Long Baseline Interferometry to create the largest low frequency radio telescope in the world, and is observing the universe in the 10-240 MHz regime. 

I graduated from University College Dublin with a BSc. (Hons.) in Physics with Astronomy and Space Science. I started my PhD in September 2020 as the Eric Lindsay Scholar at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and Armagh Observatory and Planetarium. I am registered as a postgraduate research student at Queen’s University Belfast. I have completed summer internships with University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin using the I-LOFAR radio telescope, the Irish station of the International LOFAR Telescope. Learning how to operate the telescope and take observations with I-LOFAR introduced me to the area of radio astronomy.