Haley's main topic of research is pulsar polarization, or how the light from a pulsar gets twisted by the space between us and the pulsar as it travels to our telescopes. By studying a pulsar’s rotation measure (or the angle at which the light from the pulsar gets twisted), we can study the interstellar medium and learn about the magnetic field the light has traveled though. She works on polarization calibration for the Green Bank Telescope using NANOGrav data and also uses this information to look at how the rotation measure, and hence the magnetic field between us and each pulsar, changes over the data set. She is also interested in pulsar emission, which she can study by looking at the rich pulsar profiles provided by the NANOGrav dataset!
PO Box 16315
Morgantown, WV 26506
Year started in the program: 2017
Expected graduation year: 2022
Advisor: Prof. Maura McLaughlin