Dr. Jonathan Zwart

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jon holds a SKA research fellowship jointly at UWC and UCT. He completed his PhD in observational cosmology through radio astronomy in 2007, in particular using radio-continuum studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background to search for clusters of galaxies using the so-called Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

He specializes in statistical (especially Bayesian) analyses of interferometric data, whether in radio maps or directly in the 'visibility' domain in which they are taken. He models the noise properties of the data, in order to extract the maximum amount of information possible.