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Biography

2020 - now: Professor of Astrophysics, The University of Manchester

2017 - 2020: Reader in Astrophysics, The University of Manchester

2014 - 2017: Lecturer in Astrophysics, The University of Manchester

2014 - 2016: Marie Curie Fellow, The University of Manchester

2013 - 2014: Lecturer in Astrophysics, University of Southampton

2012 - 2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton

2008 - 2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto

2003 - 2009: PhD in Astrophysics, McGill University

Research interests

My research covers on a wide variety of topics related to neutron stars, pulsars, transients and binary systems. I am mostly interested in using them as tools for fundamental physics, such as probing matter under extreme densities and testing of gravity theories.

You can read more on my personal website: www.renebreton.org/research.html.

 

I am also interested in the topics of remote sensing for agriculture. I am currently working on a project to track the spread of an invasive species called Parthenium in Pakistan using satellite imaging: https://blog.invasive-species.org/2018/10/12/when-astronomers-meet-ecologists-how-remote-sensing-can-tackle-parthenium-in-pakistan/.

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Public Engagement

I am very committed to public engagement and outreach. Have a look at some of the activities that I am involved with on my website: www.renebreton.org/outreach.html.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Radio Pulsars in Binary Systems, McGill University

Award Date: 25 May 2009

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  • A MeerKAT, e-MERLIN, H.E.S.S., and Swift search for persistent and transient emission associated with three localized FRBs

    H.E.S.S. Collaboration, 1 Sept 2022, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 515, 1, p. 1365-1379 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Four pulsar discoveries in NGC 6624 by TRAPUM using MeerKAT

    Abbate, F., Ridolfi, A., Barr, E. D., Buchner, S., Burgay, M., Champion, D. J., Chen, W., Freire, P. C. C., Gautam, T., Grießmeier, J. M., Künkel, L., Kramer, M., Padmanabh, P. V., Possenti, A., Ransom, S., Serylak, M., Stappers, B. W., Krishnan, V. V., Behrend, J., Breton, R. P., & 2 othersLevin, L. & Men, Y., 14 Apr 2022, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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  • Irradiated but not eclipsed, the case of PSR J0610−2100

    Van der wateren, E., Bassa, C. G., Clark, C. J., Breton, R., Cognard, I., Guillemot, L., Janssen, G. H., Lyne, A. G., Stappers, B. W. & Theureau, G., 7 Mar 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Astronomy & Astrophysics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • TRAPUM upper limits on pulsed radio emission for SMC X-ray pulsar J0058−7218

    Carli, E., Levin, L., Stappers, B. W., Barr, E. D., Breton, R. P., Buchner, S., Burgay, M., Kramer, M., Padmanabh, P. V., Possenti, A., Krishnan, V. V., Behrend, J., Champion, D. J., Chen, W. & Men, Y. P., 10 Oct 2022, In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • A MeerKAT, e-MERLIN, H.E.S.S. and Swift search for persistent and transient emission associated with three localised FRBs

    Chibueze, J. O., Caleb, M., Spitler, L., Ashkar, H., Schussler, F., Stappers, B. W., Venter, C., Heywood, I., Richards, A. M. S., Williams, D. R. A., Kramer, M., Beswick, R., Bezuidenhout, M. C., Breton, R. P., Driessen, L. N., Jankowski, F., Keane, E. F., Malenta, M., Mickaliger, M., Morello, V., & 138 othersQiu, H., Rajwade, K., Sanidas, S., Surnis, M., Scragg, T. W., Walker, C. R. H., Wrigley, N., Collaboration, H. E. S. S., Aharonian, F., Benkhali, F. A., Anguner, E. O., Backes, M., Baghmanyan, V., Martins, V. B., Batzofin, R., Becherini, Y., Berge, D., Bottcher, M., Boisson, C., Bolmont, J., Lavergne, M. D. B. D., Breuhaus, M., Brose, R., Brun, F., Bulik, T., Cangemi, F., Caroff, S., Casanova, S., Catalano, J., Cerruti, M., Chand, T., Chen, A., Chibueze, O. U., Cotter, G., Cristofari, P., Mbarubucyeye, J. D., Devin, J., Atai, A. D., Dmytriiev, A., Egberts, K., Ernenwein, J. P., Fiasson, A., Clairfontaine, G. F. D., Fontaine, G., Funk, S., Gabici, S., Ghafourizadeh, S., Giavitto, G., Glawion, D., Grondin, M. H., Horbe, M., Hoischen, C., Holch, T. L., Huang, Z., Jamrozy, M., Jankowsky, F., Richardt, I. J., Kasai, E., Katarzynski, K., Katz, U., Khelifi, B., Kluzniak, W., Komin, N., Kosack, K., Kostunin, D., Lemiere, A., Lenain, J. P., Leuschner, F., Lohse, T., Luashvili, A., Lypova, I., Mackey, J., Malyshev, D., Marandon, V., Marchegiani, P., Marcowith, A., Devesa, G. M., Marx, R., Mitchell, A., Moderski, R., Mohrmann, L., Moulin, E., Muller, J., Nakashima, K., Naurois, M. D., Nayerhoda, A., Niemiec, J., Noel, A. P., O'Brien, P., Ohm, S., Nieto, L. O., Wilhelmi, E. D. O., Ostrowski, M., Panny, S., Parsons, R. D., Pita, S., Poireau, V., Prokhorov, D. A., Prokoph, H., Puhlhofer, G., Quirrenbach, A., Reichherzer, P., Reimer, A., Reimer, O., Rowell, G., Rudak, B., Velasco, E. R., Sahakian, V., Sailer, S., Salzmann, H., Sanchez, D. A., Santangelo, A., Sasaki, M., Schutte, H. M., Schwanke, U., Shapopi, J. N. S., Specovius, A., Spencer, S., Steenkamp, R., Steinmassl, S., Takahashi, T., Tanaka, T., Morgan, C. T., Tsuji, N., Eldik, C. V., Veh, J., Vink, J., Wagner, S. J., Wierzcholska, A., Wong, Y. W., Yusafzai, A., Zacharias, M., Zargaryan, D., Zdziarski, A. A., Zech, A., Zhu, S. J., Zouari, S. & Zywucka, N., 31 Dec 2021, arXiv.org, p. 1-15, 15 p.

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