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National Postdoc Appreciation Week feature: Harsha Blumer


In celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we want to highlight our current Postdoctoral Researchers in the Center. 

The designated week this year is September 20-24, 2021. The event was created by the National Postdoc Association (NPA) in 2009 and continues to advocate and celebrate postdoctoral researchers across the globe. The NPA is a non-profit association that seeks to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting a culture of inclusive connection.

Thank you to all of our postdocs!

Harsha Blumer, PhD, is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology.

Harsha received her undergraduate degree in India and moved to Canada in 2007 to attend graduate school at the University of Manitoba in Canada. She came to WVU as a postdoc in 2016.

Since that time, Harsha has played an extremely important role inspiring high-school students and teachers in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory outreach program. She has also led numerous projects and papers involving the study of neutron stars called magnetars and their environments at X-ray energies.

Her research has dramatically broadened the scope of the research currently done in the Center for Gravitational Waves and Cosmology.

Her advisor, Prof. Maura McLaughlin, reiterated how lucky the Center is to have her as part of the research team. 

Thank you, Harsha, for all that you bring to the Center as a postdoc.