NANOGrav Physics Frontier Center Postdoctoral Fellow
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Degrees

  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park

Megan is a postdoctoral researcher working with Professor David Nice. Her research focus is on the physics we can learn from pulsars and neutron stars, especially for the detection of gravitational waves from binary supermassive black holes in the centers of distant galaxies. As a member of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav), she uses radio telescopes at the Green Bank and Arecibo observatories to time radio millisecond pulsars that make up the NANOGrav pulsar timing array. By searching for tiny variations in the arrival times of the very steady radio pulses from these pulsars, she and her collaborators hope to detect gravitational waves in the next few years.