Parvin Mansour is a postgraduate student, studying a masters degree at the University of Manchester, Jodrall Bank Centre for Astrophysics. Her main interest is in exoplanets and techniques used to detect them. She is currently working on the gravitational microlensing technique in which the presence of a planet is revealed by the way it warps space-time. Upon completion, the model will be used to compute the properties of microlensing events. This will be very helpful in situations where two very different solutions can explain the observed microlensing light curve.
Dot Talks, Star Pavilion Sunday 2017