Liz Bartlett - Astrophysicist

2015

 

EDUCATION

TEACHING

RESEARCH

EXPERIENCE

SUPERVISION

OUTREACH

AWARDS

 

Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (100% independent research)

University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

PhD Student

University of Southampton, UK; Advisor: Prof. Malcolm Coe

Masters Student

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA

Advisor:Dr Michael Garcia

 

2009 - 2013

 

 

2005 - 2009

 

 

02/2014 - present

 

2009 - 2013

 

2008 - 2009

 

 

PhD Astrophysics, University of Southampton, UK

Title: "High Mass X-ray Binaries in the Milky Way and Beyond: A Multiwavelength Temporal

and Spectroscopic Study"

MPhys, Physics with Astronomy with Year Abroad, University of Southampton, UK

First Class Honours

 

2013

 

2008

2005 - 2007

 

Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (one of the few fellowships awarded to non-

African nationals in South Africa)

Fellowship covering academic year at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Scholarship for UK based years of my Undergraduate degree (had to applied for yearly)

 

Ethan Roberts: "Long Term Variability of Extragalactic Low Mass X-ray Binaries"

BSc (Hons), University of Cape Town (gone on to Masters)

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

• Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics (AST3003S)

Lectured students on observing techniques and practises

• Supervised students on an observing run on the 1.9m Radcliffe Telescope at SAAO Sutherland

• Taugh students how to reduce and calibrate their longslit spectra (taken on observing run)

• Ran drop in 'software surgeries'

• Observing Techniques 1: Optical and Infrared Astronomy (AST4007W, Graduate course)

• Designed and ran software tutorials

• Wrote course material

• Astronomical Techniques (AST2003H)

Lectured students about basic statistics in astronomy (including propagation of errors, photon

noise and probability distributions)

• Designed and ran accompanying workshops.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

• Problems Class Tutor

Lead problems classes for and graded assignments for a range of modules including Motion and

 

• Public lectures for Adults and Children: SAAO open evenings, Astronomical Society of South

Africa

• Job Shadows: Showing high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds a day in the

life of an astronomer.

• Science Highlights with SALT: YouTube video discussing some of the results I've had with SALT.

• UCT Astronomy Social Media Officer: Running the astronomy departement's social media

portfolio, including Facebook and Twitter.

• BBC Stargazing Live events: Took part in local and regional events.

• Astrodome: Taking a mobile planetarium to schools and colleges and teaching children rom

aged 5-18 about astronomy.

• Astrophotography workshops: Teaching the public how to photograph constellations and other

objects.

 

 

2014-2015

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

2009-2013

 

 

2015

 

2015

 

2015

 

2014-current

 

2012-2013

2012-2013

 

2011