Anna O’Grady

Anna O’Grady is a second year graduate student who is interested in variable and transient objects, including supernovae and their progenitors. With Prof. Bryan Gaensler and Dr. Maria Drout she analyzed a catalog of 250,000 variable objects to classify sources, identify interesting variables for follow-up, and explore the long period variability of stars and quasars. With Prof. Reneé Hložek she simulated Mira variables to understand how stellar variables might contaminate supernovae searches in the LSST survey. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Joint Honours Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics before beginning her graduate studies at the University of Toronto.

Supervisor: Prof Bryan Gaensler and Dr. Maria Drout