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Denisha Pillay

My passion for astronomy from a young age drove me to pursue a degree in this field. With the rapid advancements of technology, a universe of discoveries await. I hope to one day make a lasting impact in the astronomy community, educating the younger generation of explorers, shedding light on some of the most intriguing questions, and paving the way for future astronomers. 

I’m currently a master’s student at UKZN working on my research project titled: A statistical pilot study for MERGHERS. This project involves the analysis and interpretation of radio diffuse emission using the MeerKAT telescope. I obtained my undergrad degree (with majors applied mathematics and astronomy) at UKZN and an honour’s degree (major applied mathematics) at UKZN. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, and painting.