Daniel is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the characterisation of transient binaries harbouring compact objects, from classic X-ray binaries to the more extreme “spider” kind. He aims to constrain their properties by combining spectroscopic and photometric modelling techniques.
Mark is a Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellow at University College Cork, Ireland. His interests are in studying stellar remnants in the Milky Way, and through the “Invisible Monsters” project, he will be searching for the missing galactic black hole population in the next generation of all sky surveys.
Rene Breton is a Professor of Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. His research interests revolve around neutron stars and pulsars, transients, binary systems, tests of gravity and neutron star equation of state.