Name: Jeremy Rigney
Title: Lindsay Scholar
Address: DIAS Dunsink Observatory, Dunsink Lane, Castleknock, Dublin 15, D15 XR2R, Ireland.
- Stellar Physics and Stellar Flares
- Radio Astronomy
- Multiwavelength Astronomy
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.