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Educational background

Year Position/degree Institute, City
2015 - Present PhD candidate (Astronomy) Australian National University, Canberra
2010-2015 Integrated BS-MS (Physics) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
2010 ISC (School board) Vivekananda Mission School, Kolkata

Awards and Grants

  • RSAA student travel grant $4000, 2019
  • Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA) student travel award $1000, 2019
  • ANU Vice Chancellor's travel grant $1500, 2019
  • Olin J Eggen Research Award 2017,RSAA, ANU
  • ANU PhD Scholarship (International) and RSAA Research Supplementary Scholarship 2015
  • MITACS Globalink Research Internship award 2014.
  • Visiting Students Research Fellowship 2013, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Gandhinagar.
  • Visting Students Research Fellowship 2012, Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS).
  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowship 2009, Government of India.

Observing experience

Current projectss

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Extra-academic involvement

  • Member of the Local Organising Committee of the Harley Wood School of Astronomy 2017.
  • Member of the organising committee for the Mount Stromlo Student Seminars 2016.
  • Served as PhD student representative on Education Committee, Research School or Astronomy & Astrophysics from June 2016 - February 2017.
  • Active member of astronomy outreach team at Mount Stromlo Observatory.
  • Member of the local organising committee of the recent DAE-BRNS Theme meeting on Ultrafast Science UFS 2013 at IIT Kharagpur.

Pre-PhD research experience

  • M.Sc. Thesis Project titled “Simulating HII bubbles around quasars” under the guidance of Prof. Somnath Bharadwaj . My Masters project involved simulations of the emitted radiation bubble from Quasars, to have a better understanding of the reionization epoch. I was mainly involved in improving and testing of the C- based code of the simulation.
  • Summer project called ‘Colorizing the dance of galaxies’ under the supervision of Dr. Jayanne English , Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Canada. The project required me to work mainly on simulating artificial galaxies and modeling them using a genetic algorithm called Ferret, which is based on MATLAB. The project primarily consisted of coding in MATLAB. Also, visualization techniques were later applied on these generates galaxy models using softwares like GIMP and Processing. The project was funded through the MITACS Globalink Research Internship program.
  • I have worked on Z Scan based non linear optical characterization of nanomaterials under Prof. P. K. Datta, Dept. Of Physics and Meteorology, IIT Kharagpur and I, along with a colleague, presented a poster on the same in the Theme Meeting on Ultrafast Science UFS 2013 held at IIT Kharagpur which won the second prize.
  • Summer project on ‘Black Hole Kinematics’ under the guidance of Dr. Sudipta Sarkar, Dept Of Physics, IIT Gandhinagar during May-July 2013, which dealt with simulating evolution of the event horizon under different cases of small perturbations in the mass of a Schwarzschild Black Hole. I mainly used Mathematica for this work.
  • Summer project on ‘Small Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Biological Systems in Solution’ under Dr. Vinod K. Aswal, Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC), Mumbai during May-July 2012.