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EP 62: Abubakr Ibrihim- PhD Student in Astrophysics

February 15, 2021 Anne Chisa Season 2 Episode 62
The Root Of The Science Podcasts
EP 62: Abubakr Ibrihim- PhD Student in Astrophysics
Show Notes

Hello! Welcome to Ep62.
My guest today is Abubakr Ibrahim a PhD student in astrophysics originally from Sudan and now based in Barcelona, Spain. In this episode, Abubakr tells us of l spent nights gazing at the clear night sky in his home town of Kinana when he was younger. The passion of seeing the stars mixed with his love of physics birthed his dream of being an astrophysicist. He tells us about studying in this field as well the opportunity it hasaafforded him to further his studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, for both honors and masters level. After completing his studies in Capetown he was  afforded the opportunity to continue his journey for PhD at the Institute of Space Science in Spain. 

His research is focused on a project called magnesia, searching for pulsar & magnetars in multi-band frequency. To get a better understanding we get a crash course on astrophysics from him. In this crash course, Abubakr let's us know a typical day in the life of an astrophysicist. Surprisingly enough it involves more coding than looking at the stars. 
Tune as we hear about this and so much more!

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