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Marin Anderson

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Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics

NASA Postdoc


Marin is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow working with Dr. Joseph Lazio exploring science with next generation, large radio arrays, under the supervision of Dr. Neal Turner in the Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics Group. She is the project scientist and head of commissioning for the Owens Valley Radio Observatory Long Wavelength Array, a dipole array operating at sub-100 MHz frequencies that observes the entire viewable sky at 10 s cadence. Her research is focused on the characterizing the radio transient sky at low frequencies, with a focus on the detection and characterization of stellar and exoplanetary radio emission in order to understand their implications on habitability.


  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Caltech (2019)
  • B.A in Physics and Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley (2011)

Professional Experience

  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, JPL (2020 – present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy, Caltech (2019 – 2020)

Research Interests

  • Extrasolar space weather
  • Radio transients
  • Low frequency radio interferometry

Selected Publications

  • Anderson, M. M. et al., in prep. “The Search for Exoplanetary Radio Emission: OVRO-LWA Observations of the Hot Jupiter Tau Boötis b.”
  • Huang, Y., Anderson, M. M. et al., 2022. “A Matched Survey for the Enigmatic Low Radio Frequency Transient ILT J225347+862146.” ApJ, 925, 171. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac4048
  • Anderson, M. M. et al., 2020. “Caltech-NRAO Stripe 82 Survey (CNSS). III. The First Radio-discovered Tidal Disruption Event, CNSS J0019+00.” ApJ, 903, 116. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abb94b
  • Anderson, M. M. et al., 2019. “New limits on the low frequency radio transient sky using 31 hours of all-sky data with the OVRO-LWA.” ApJ, 886, 123. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab4f87
  • Anderson, M. M. et al., 2018. “A simultaneous search for prompt radio emission associated with the short GRB 170112A using the all-sky imaging capability of the OVRO-LWA.” ApJ, 864, 22. doi:10.3847/1538- 4357/aad2d7
  • Chhabra, S. et al. (including Anderson, M. M.), 2021. “Imaging Spectroscopy of CME-associated Solar Radio Bursts using OVRO-LWA.” ApJ, 906, 132. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abc94b
  • Monroe, R. M. et al. (including Anderson, M. M.), 2020. “Self-triggered radio detection and identification of cosmic air showers with the OVRO-LWA.” NIM-A, 953, 163086. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.163086
  • Callister, T. C., Anderson, M. M. et al., 2019. “A First Search for Prompt Radio Emission from a Gravitational-Wave Event.” ApJL, 877, L39. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ab2248
  • Eastwood, M. W., Anderson, M. M. et al., 2019. “The 21 cm Power Spectrum from the Cosmic Dawn: First Results from the OVRO-LWA.” AJ, 158, 84. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/ab2629
  • Eastwood, M. W., Anderson, M. M. et al., 2018. “The Radio Sky at Meter Wavelengths: m-Mode Analysis Imaging with the Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array.” AJ, 156, 32. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aac721
  • Price, D. C. et al. (including Anderson, M. M.), 2018. “Design and characterization of the Large-Aperture Experiment to Detect the Dark Age (LEDA) radiometer systems.” MNRAS, 478, 3. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1244
  • Mooley, K. P., Wrobel, J. M., Anderson, M. M., Hallinan, G., 2018. “The Twisted Radio Structure of PSO J334.2028+01.4075, Still a Supermassive Binary Black Hole Candidate.” MNRAS, 473, 1. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx2447
  • Anderson, M. M., Siemion, A. P. V., Barott, W. C., Bower, G. C., Delory, G. T., de Pater, I., Werthimer, D., 2012. “The Allen Telescope Array Search for Electrostatic Discharges on Mars.” ApJ, 744, 15. doi:10.1088/0004- 637X/744/1/15