Ms Nicola Orford

Position: PhD Student Qualifications: MSc (astrophysics and cosmology)

Nicola was born in Johannesburg and studied at Wits University from 2008-2014. She has completed her undergraduate BSc in physics and maths and BSc(hons) in physics. Nicola completed her MSc was in astrophysics and cosmology in 2014. Her MSc dissertation was on deep radio observations of Dark Matter.

In July 2014 Nicola joined SANSA in Hermanus to work on her PhD in space science. She is currently working on TEC observations over Africa with a focus on pre-storm and quiet time enhancement phenomena.


Research Interests

  • Ionosphere
  • Quiet time enhancements
  • Pre-storm enhancements

Publications

Title DOI Number Link
Local Group dSph radio survey with ATCA (I): observations and background sources Regis, M.; Richter, L.; Colafrancesco, S.; Massardi, M.;De Blok, W. J. G., Profumo, S.; Orford, N. 10.1093/mnras/stu2747
VizieR Online Data Catalog: Local Group dSph radio survey with ATCA (Regis+, 2015) Regis, M.; Richter, L.; Colafrancesco, S.; Massardi, M.; De Blok, W. J. G.; Profumo, S.; Orford, N. 2015yCat..74483731R