Amira Val Baker

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Amira Val Baker

Dr. Val Baker is a Scientific Research Associate with the Resonance Science Foundation. She completed her Msci in Astrophysics from University College in London and holds a PhD in Astrophysics from Open University under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Norton who currently serves as the Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society. She has completed fellowships at the National Science Foundation REU in the United States and The University of Alicante in Spain.

Her latest work as a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Alicante in Spain where she was part of a research group to study Massive Binary Stars and Be stars (B-Type stars with a circumstellar disk), as well as mentoring PhD students and producing academic publications.

Amira’s professional research interests are binaries, neutron stars, black holes, Be stars, accretion and circumstellar disks, gamma-ray bursts, AGN, atmospheric science and extra solar planets.

She enjoys martial arts, archery, horse riding, scuba and traveling alongside her husband, Ariffin.

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July 25, 2019
As surprising as it may sound, no one really knows what an electron is, and it is this fundamental question that has been the driving force for much of modern physics and eventually led to the development of quantum field theory. To answer the question “What is an electron?”, you would think the…