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Author: Haley Wahl
I'm a second year grad student at West Virginia University and my main research area is pulsars! I'm currently working with the NANOGrav collaboration (a collaboration which is part of a worldwide effort to detect gravitational waves with pulsars) on polarization calibration. In my set of 45 millisecond pulsars, I'm looking at how the rotation measure (how much the light from the star is rotated by the interstellar medium on its way to us) changes over time, and also looking at other things we can learn from polarimetry. I'm mainly interested in pulsar emission and the weird things we see pulsars do! At WVU, I also work planetarium putting on shows for the public. In addition to doing research, I'm also a huge fan of running, baking, reading, watching movies, and I LOVE dogs!