Siyambonga Matshawule

LECTURER   

Email: dsiyambonga at gmail.com

I am an NGAP Lecturer and PhD student working with Prof Mario Santos and Prof Roy Maartens at the Centre for Radio Cosmology. My main research area is in 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 single dish instrumental effects will be important for foreground cleaning when conducting HI intensity mapping studies with telescopes such as the MeerKAT and future SKA telescope. Away from research, my other interests are in public outreach, STEM education and farming.