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Zara RandriamanakotoCountry of origin: Madagascar Currently in: South Africa, Cape Town General field of specialization: Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
DegreesAstronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Current Research Activities
Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
My current research interests focus on deep radio continuum surveys, multi-wavelength studies of young massive star clusters and star-forming galaxies.
Publications resulting from Research:
The SUNBIRD survey: characterizing the super star cluster populations of intensely star-forming galaxies. Randriamanakoto et al. 2015, International Astronomical Union General Assembly, 22, 2253176. This is a conference proceeding of an upcoming article to be submitted in a peer-reviewed journal.
Star Clusters in a Nuclear Star Forming Ring: The Disappearing String of Pearls.
Vaisanen, Barway & Randriamanakoto, 2014, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 797, L16
Near-infrared Adaptive Optics Imaging of Infrared Luminous Galaxies: The Brightest Cluster Magnitude-Star Formation Rate Relation. Randriamanakoto et al. 2013,
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 775, L38
The K-band luminosity functions of super star clusters in luminous infrared galaxies, their slopes and the effects of blending. Randriamanakoto et al. 2013, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 431, 554
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchThe research activities focus on the commissioning of the MeerKAT radio telescope, a South African precursor of the Square Kilometre Array
Other AwardsJun 2012Vatican Observatory Summer School ScholarshipAn opportunity to spend a one month prestigious summer program at the Vatican Observatory.Feb 2008South African Square Kilometre Array Bursary AwardA bursary program to pursue graduate studies at a South African institute. Funding ended in 12/2014 on completion of my doctorate degree.