Liam D. Connor

Graduate student at the University of Toronto

60 St. George, M5S 3H8

Toronto, ON, Canada

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I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) working with Professor Ue-Li Pen and Professor Keith Vanderlinde. Though I am primarily a cosmologist, I am interested in a number of issues related to radio interferometry and the long-wavelength sky. I also really enjoy science communication and public outreach.

I spend most of my time on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), which seeks to make the largest ever three-dimensional map of the Universe in order to learn about dark energy. This project is described at the popular level here and more technically in my Research page.

More recently, I've become interested in the mysterious radio transients known as fast radio bursts (FRBs). Though there seem to be as many as 5,000 of these bursts in our sky each day, we're still clueless about their origin and probably won't have a good understanding of them until CHIME and other surveys observe many more.

Affiliations

Institutes and Experiments

Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics