Cornell Department of Astronomy Graduate Student
I am a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University working under Jim Cordes in the NANOGrav Collaboration. Currently I work on noise budget analysis for millisecond pulsars in the NANOGrav Pulsar Timing Array. Our goal is the detection of nanohertz-frequency gravitational waves from the stochastic gravitational wave background and the discovery of individual sources via detection that complements the electromagnetic view of the Universe.
I study the various contributions to noise in our timing models for our millisecond pulsars. Trying to characterize its types and strength is key if we want to mitigate it. Timing errors include instrinsic pulsar noise, noise caused by travel through the interstellar medium, instrumentation noise, and noise introduced by the data reduction pipeline.
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