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Dr. Richard J. (G.) Britto

Ph. D. in High Energy Astrophysics


contact: dr.richard.britto @ gmail dotyouknowwhat

Affiliated Researcher

Department of Physics / Astrophysics Group
University of the Free State

Bloemfontein, South Africa


Post-doc supervisor: Prof. Pieter J. Meintjes

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Research interests:
                                     
  • Multiwavelenth studies of active galactic nuclei, and particularly flat spectrum radio quasars (FSRQs);
  • Fermi-LAT gamma-ray space telescope (Postdoctoral member of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration);
  • Optical astronomy with South Africa-based telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT);
  • Ground-based gamma-ray astronomy using the atmospheric Cherenkov technique (member of the HIGRO/HAGAR Collaborations, and past member of the CELESTE Collaboration);
  • Direct search for dark matter with superheated droplet detectors (past member of the PICASSO collaboration)