ACENET Bright Idea

MSc Astrophysics, Saint Mary's University

Akshay joined ACENET in 2023 and is based in Halifax. His research specialized in time series analysis to study the brightness variability of Active Galactic Nuclei, the innermost regions of galaxies which surround the central supermassive black hole. This involved developing a new method to study this phenomenon using wavelet analysis and resulted in a first-author publication. Akshay’s experience includes extensive use of Python and MATLAB, as well as Unix shell scripting, R, and Fortran. His teaching experience includes teaching assistant positions in undergraduate physics and astronomy courses, which involved assisting with the creation of course materials, supervising laboratories, assessments and lectures.