Astrophiz 148 – Massive Stars – Dr Poojan Agrawal


Dr Poojan Agrawal is a Postdoc Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh USA.
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz148-massive-stars
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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