We're excited to continue our Women in Research series for the upcoming 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting! We will profile female young scientists on our blog, together with Ulrike Böhm's Women in Research project.
First is Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana, a PhD student at University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa who uses radio telescopes such as the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and MeerKAT to observe the most energetic event in the universe:
I received commissioning data from the MeerKAT telescope and I’ve been so excited to work with the data. The main reason being that the MeerKAT is a proudly South African telescope (precursor to the SKA), it is also currently the most powerful radio telescope. It makes me beam with pride as it highlights a milestone in the South African astronomy community and proves our capability. The data is also state-of-the-art hence amazing science outputs will emerge from it.