2017-18 Yen award winner to Robert Main

09 Jul 2018

It is with great pleasure to announce that the 2017-18 Yen award for research excellence goes to Robert Main. Congratulations Robert!

Robert led a Nature paper describing how plasma lensing near the Black Widow pulsar can lead to nearly a factor of one hundred brightening. The phenomenon has similarities to a repeating Fast Radio Burst source.

The paper is written with a strong group of co-authors from Toronto: Main, Robert; Yang, I.-Sheng; Chan, Victor; Li, Dongzi; Lin, Fang Xi; Mahajan, Nikhil; Pen, Ue-Li; Vanderlin de, Keith; van Kerkwijk, Marten H.