David Buckley

Research Staff

SALT contractor; UCT Honorary Research Associate; LSST & BRICS instrumentation

My research interests are focused on accreting compact binaries, involving white dwarfs, neutron stars or black holes, which mainly involve optical observations, particularly with SALT. Some of this research also involves multi-wavelength observations (gamma ray, Xray & radio) through wider collaborations.

I am Principal Investigator for the SALT followup programme on transients and am also one of the South African PI Affiliates for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), focusing on transient detection and followup.

Research Interests:
Accreting compact binaries, transients, time domain astronomy


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