Full First Name(s)
Miriam Mumbua
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2021, University of Cape Town, South Africa); MSc (2017, University of the Free State, South Africa); BSc honours (2014, University of Cape Town, South Africa); BEd honours (2012, Kenyatta University, Kenya)
Research Discipline(s)
Brief Biography (English)

Dr Miriam Nyamai is originally from Kenya. She is currently a South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) postdoctoral research fellow based at the University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on radio wavelength studies of thermonuclear eruptions on the surface of white dwarf stars and radio transients. She has successfully obtained and reduced radio data for thermonuclear eruptions and modelled the radio emission arising from these eruptions. She is currently looking at radio data from the MeerKAT (South African radio telescope) Large Survey projects to search for radio transients. She is involved in the Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) training programme.

Job Title
Postdoctoral research fellow
Primary Organisation
University of Cape Town
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
East Africa

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