Mariya Krasteva

2018 Trottier iREx Summer Intern and B.Sc. student, Concordia University

Mariya is a third year physics Co-op undergraduate at Concordia University. She is very passionate about astrophysics and is looking forward in pursuing a career in instrumentation for astronomy. She has previously worked at the McGill Space Institute studying pulsars, at the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf working on quantum optics, and at the European Space Agency where she worked with astrometry data from the Gaia mission.

In the summer fo 2018, she was supervised by iREx director René Doyon and iREx researcher and instrumentalist Étienne Artigau at Université de Montréal. She was working at the Canada-France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) to perform calibration and analysis on the infrared spectropolarimeter SPIRou which acquires its first data over the course of the summer. We hope that these new observations will enhance our understanding of atmospheres of exoplanets around red dwarf stars and potential new habitable worlds.

Supervisors

René Doyon and Étienne Artigau

Interview with Mariya on her 2018 internship

See her interview here