CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Anne Archibald as the 2015 recipient of the J.S. Plaskett Medal.
Dr. Archibald completed her doctoral studies at McGill University in 2013 under the supervision of Dr. Vicki Kaspi. Her thesis, entitled “The End of Accretion: The X-ray Binary/Millisecond Pulsar Transition Object PSR J1023+0038”, reports the discovery and detailed study of an eclipsing binary radio pulsar. Using several different telescopes at a variety of wavelengths, Dr. Archibald established the transitional nature of the system from low-mass X-ray binary to millisecond radio pulsar, the first such object discovered and a key “missing link” in our understanding of neutron star binary evolution.
Dr. Archibald is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), where she is continuing her pulsar research and working on the LOFAR radio telescope.
CASCA congratulates Dr. Archibald on the receipt of the 2015 J.S. Plaskett medal.