A Brief History, and my Research Interests and Publications
2012-: Professor at UBC.
2007-2012: Associate professor at UBC.
2002-2007: Assistant professor (NSERC UFA) at UBC.
2000-2002: Jansky postdoc at NRAO Green Bank.
1998-2000: NSERC Postdoc at Jodrell Bank Observatory, working with Andrew Lyne.
1998: Ph.D. in Physics, Princeton University, supervisor: Joe Taylor.
1995: M.A. in Physics, Princeton University.
1993: B.Sc. in Honours Physics, McGill University.
My work involves the observation of radio pulsars and their
companions, with a general theme of studying binary pulsar evolution,
and with sidelines in such areas as pulsar instrumentation and
polarimetry, and some higher-frequency observations.
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars with a Baseband Recording System
I. H. Stairs, Ph. D. Thesis, Princeton University, 1998.
Press releases and some coverage
Current and ongoing projects and a few things in the pipeline:
- Pulsar searches with ALFA --
the Arecibo L-band Feed Array.
- Pulsar searches with the GBT
- Globular cluster searches and timing at Arecibo and the GBT in
- Followup of interesting binary and millisecond pulsars from the Parkes Multibeam Galactic
Plane pulsar survey and the other ongoing surveys.
- PSR 1828-11: a young pulsar with strongly correlated magnetospheric
and timing changes.
- Relativistic binary systems, including PSRs B1534+12, J1906+0746 and the
double pulsar J0737-3039A/B.
- Long-term timing projects: I'm involved with timing several
millisecond and binary pulsars at Arecibo and the GBT, trying to derive
better binary parameters and neutron-star masses, and set limits on
the stochastic gravitational wave background, through the NANOGrav collaboration.
- Planning for the SKA
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