New post-doc fellow in CAMK Warsaw, Poland
Nikki Miller earned her PhD from Keele University in the United Kingdom. During this time she developed a novel method for measuring the fundamental effective temperatures of detached eclipsing binary stars. Nikki’s research is focused on obtaining accurate and precise measurements of the physical properties of eclipsing binary stars. These kinds of measurements are very useful for testing and calibrating stellar models and data analysis pipelines, and this work is complementary to the work of the greater Araucaria Project team.
Looking ahead, Nikki plans to improve and extend the temperatures method, as well as using it to analyse a growing sample of eclipsing binary stars, with the goal of compiling a benchmark sample of stars with exceptionally accurate parameters.