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Visit Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory
November 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm$5.93 – $11.27
We will provide return transport from AUT City campus.
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PROFESSOR SERGEI GULYAEV
PROFESSOR ENGINEERING, COMPUTER & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, AUT
Sergei Gulyaev is Professor of Astronomy at AUT and Foundation Director of the Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR). He holds a PhD and DSc (Doctor of Science) in Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics from Moscow State University. Since moving to New Zealand in 1998, Sergei was one of the co-founders of AUT’s Earth and Oceanic Sciences Research Institute (EOS) before establishing IRASR and leading the team which built New Zealand’s first modern Radio Astronomical Observatory near Warkworth. IRASR conducts joint observations with radio telescopes around the world, supports space missions and space agencies and is involved in Earth science research with national and international partners. Sergei was one of the pioneers of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) development in NZ. He has a broad spectrum of research interests in the areas of astronomy, quantum physics, Earth science and space geodesy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), Member of the RSNZ and RASNZ and Member of the International Astronomical Society.
Nat is originally from Ukraine, where graduated from Kyiv National University with Master of natural sciences (M.Sc.) in Astrophysics and Physics.
She started her path in research during the undergraduate studies by doing the internship at Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (CrAO).
After graduation, she became a professional astronomer and started her career as s Junior researcher at CrAO. Then she worked in Germany and Chile in the GROND (Gamma-Ray burst Optical Near-Infrared Detector) project, participating in building a new detector and commissioning it to the 2.2m telescope in La Silla Observatory in Chile. Next role was in Greece as a Support Astronomer at Skinakas observatory. And finally for about eight years before coming here she was an Observer at PanSTARRS (PanSTARRS = the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response
System) project at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii (Hawaii, USA). A couple of years ago she came to New Zealand with intent to broaden her expertise to the radio astronomy and upgrade her degree to PhD.