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Anna O’Grady

Anna O’Grady is a fourth year PhD candidate who studies massive star evolution, with a particular focus on variable and transient behaviour in supernova progenitors. She is supervised by Dr. Bryan Gaensler and Dr. Maria Drout. Her research involves identifying/analyzing the parameters of large populations of evolved massive stars in nearby galaxies, such as the Magellanic Clouds. Eruptive luminous blue variables and strange Thorne-Żytkow Objects are examples of some of the stellar classes that Anna studies.

Before beginning her graduate studies at the Dunlap Institute and the University of Toronto, she graduated with a BSc. Hons. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Memorial University of Newfoundland.