Siyambonga Matshawule

PHD Student

I am an NGAP Lecturer and PhD student working with Prof Mario Santos and Prof Roy Maartens at the Centre for Radio Cosmology. I completed my undergraduate degree at UWC, BSc (Honors) degree in Astrophysics through NASSP at UCT (2012), and M.Sc degree at UWC in 2014. My main research area is in Observational Cosmology, in the subject of HI Intensity Mapping. My project involves simulating single dish primary beam effects on Foregrounds, particularly concentrating on their frequency dependence, and effects on point sources. Understanding these frequency dependent beam effects will be important for foreground cleaning when conducting HI Intensity Mapping studies with telescopes such as the MeerKAT and future SKA telescope.

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