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IYER, Aditya Varna
(2017 Paul and May Chu UG Research Award Honorable Mention)

 

4th year Physics UG student. "For identifying the possibility that Fast Radio Bursts occur due to the annihilation of cusps on cosmic string loops," under the supervision of Prof. Robert BRANDENBERGER at McGill University.

Aditya Varna IYER had worked on cosmology and astrophysics from May to June 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Robert BRANDENBERGER at McGill University. In this project, he found the possibility that Fast Radio Bursts occur due to the annihilation of cusps on cosmic string loops. The results are summarized in a preprint on arXiv:1707.02397.