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  • Mehrnoosh Tahani

    Mehrnoosh Tahani

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Physics

    BioMehrnoosh Tahani currently holds a Banting fellowship (sponsored by the government of Canada) hosted at Stanford University and a KIPAC fellowship. She was a research associate (Covington fellow) with the National Research Council Canada at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory from Sep 2019 to Sep 2022. She received her PhD in 2019 from the University of Calgary.

    Her research interests include magnetic fields, molecular clouds, star formation, Faraday rotation, dust polarization, interstellar medium, radio astronomy, magnetohydrodynamic simulations, the 3D shape of magnetic fields of star-forming clouds, and novel techniques for probing interstellar magnetic fields. She is involved in international collaborations such as BISTRO, CCAT-prime, JCMT-transients, and POSSUM.

    Mehrnoosh has held teaching positions as a sessional instructor, guest lecturer, and graduate teaching assistant, and has received teaching awards. Her current service roles include co-organizing the Open Cultural Astronomy Forum seminars (

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