©2018 Tahina Ramiaramanantsoa

I was born in Madagascar, an island country off the coast of South Africa. I did my undergraduate there and later in France, where I also graduated from my Masters and Engineer degrees. During my MSc, I’ve had the opportunity to work in Chile and in the US, where I did a 6-month internship at Caltech/NExScI studying brown dwarfs. There, I realized how much I liked working with lightcurves, which led me to the choice of Anthony Moffat as my PhD advisor.

During my PhD at the University of Montreal, Canada, I studied some of the brightest stars in the sky (ξ Persei, 𝜁 Puppis and V973 Scorpii) with the BRITE mission. My PhD gave me the opportunity to travel to South Africa, where I had the chance to meet with the penguins on this picture! I defended in August 2018 and started working as a postdoctoral researcher with Evgenya Shkolnik the same month.

 

I play the guitar and especially have a passion for flamenco music. I love travelling and getting to connect with people from various backgrounds and cultures.