I was born in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. I obtained my first degree in physics from Dilla University, and my second degree, specializing in laser physics, from Addis Ababa University. After obtaining my second degree, I worked at Arbaminch University for three years. I then got the scholarship to attend the postgraduate diploma at Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). I am currently working on the project on the Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) data reduction of potential calibrators which was also the focus of my research during my postgrad diploma at AIMS .
What inspired you to study science?
I was curious and interested in science, and I had the habit of constructing simple machines and asking some questions related to science when I was a teenager. My father inspired my attraction to science as he was always encouraging me to do my trials in an advanced way. Moreover, my teachers during school and university have played a significant part to study science.
Do you have a role model in science?
I do not have a single individual as my role model, but my instructors during my study at Universities (i.e. undergraduate to postgraduate) are my role models.
A quote that inspires you?
One cannot have wisdom without living life. (Dorothy McCall)
Radio Astronomy and cosmology; quantum optics
Favourite reference papers:
-Lecture notes by Feynman