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Zara Randriamanakoto

Country of origin: Madagascar Currently in: South Africa, Cape Town General field of specialization: Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Academic Background


2018 Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Research and Profession

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.

Research Keywords: 
radio astronomy
interacting galaxies
near infrared astronomy
optical astronomy
star clusters

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 profession

Current professional activities type: 
The research activities focus on the commissioning of the MeerKAT radio telescope, a South African precursor of the Square Kilometre Array

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jun 2012
Vatican Observatory Summer School Scholarship
An opportunity to spend a one month prestigious summer program at the Vatican Observatory.
Feb 2008
South African Square Kilometre Array Bursary Award
A bursary program to pursue graduate studies at a South African institute. Funding ended in 12/2014 on completion of my doctorate degree.