Dr. Cherry Ng

Cherry’s research interests lie in the area of pulsar and transients, as well as signal-processing algorithms for telescope instrumentation. She has discovered 60 pulsars (2.5% of known population at the time) with the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia. She is a member of the North American pulsar timing array, NANOGrav, which aims to detection gravitational waves through precision pulsar timing.

At the Dunlap institute, Cherry is working with Prof. Keith Vanderlinde in the Long Wavelength Lab. She focuses on the commissioning of the GPU-based pulsar and Fast Radio Burst (FRB) correlator for the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). CHIME is expected to be operational soon, and it will play a key role in unwrapping the mystery of FRBs, a new transient phenomenon in radio astronomy of which their unknown nature makes them a current hot topic in the field.

She received her PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany, and was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. She joined the Dunlap Institute in September 2017.