Hi! I'm Ayan,
a post-doctoral researcher at the
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

I study galaxy evolution
using mock observables and emission line spectroscopy.

About Me

I am an Indian post-doctoral researcher, currently based at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Baltimore. I recently submitted my PhD thesis at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. I had completed my integrated Bachelors-Masters course in Physics, from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, with an astronomy project for my Masters thesis. I moved to Canberra immediately after my Masters, for my PhD. Thereafter, I moved to Baltimore for my post-doc in January 2021.

At JHU I am a part of the FOGGIE group led by Molly Peeles and Jason Tumlinson. At ANU I worked with Lisa Kewley, Mark Krumholz, and Christoph Federrath. My broad research interest involves studying how galaxies evolve across cosmic time by producing mock observations of nearby galaxies and carrying out spectroscopic observations of very distant galaxies.

While I was at ANU I was actively involved in astronomy outreach activities at Mount Stromlo Observatory, hosting both public and private outreach nights. I love talking to non-astronomers about the research that we do here!

Outside astronomy, I like cooking and outdoor activities, among other things!

More about me

Brief descriptions of my activities, research and otherwise, can be found in the links below.

Contact me

Got any questions about my work? Feel free to get in touch.

  • Address

    Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy,
    Johns Hopkins University,
    3400 N. Charles St,
    Baltimore, MD 21218

  • Email

  • Phone

    +1 443-529-4809