Astrophiz 148 – Massive Stars – Dr Poojan Agrawal

Dr Poojan Agrawal is a Postdoc Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh USA.
The focus of her research is on the lives of massive stars and their role in determining the evolution of stellar systems/stellar populations and star clusters, and given the rarity and short lives of massive stars, she obviously like a challenge!
In her PhD thesis, “Massive stars and gravitational waves: Bridging the gap with a new method for rapid stellar evolution” she has identified some serious limitations in current modelling systems and has developed a new modelling system that allows fellow researchers to easily use different sets of stellar evolution tracks, computed with different input parameters.
You will love this episode and Dr Poojan’s work!

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