My research area lies in the interface of astrophysics and cosmology and also combines theoretical, phenomenological, and data-oriented aspects. My science interests cover several topics ranging from anisotropies in the microwave background to detailed astrophysics in galaxy evolution. The core of my research is focused in investigating the connection between supermassive black hole (SMBH) evolution and cosmological structure formation (known as SMBH co-evolution in the literature) in numerical simulations and testing the predictions against multi-wavelength observations. Through traditional cosmological tools like the cosmic microwave background and the large-scale clustering properties, I have investigated the impact of SMBH on cosmological structure formation.
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As an academician I am very excited about physics teaching and physics education research. I am also very interested in public outreach of science in India.
B.Sc: Physics (Honors) (Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 2001)
M.Sc: Physics (IIT Kanpur, 2003)
M.S: Physics (University of Pittsburgh, 2009)
PhD: Physics (University of Pittsburgh, 2009)
Postdoc: Yale University (2009-2012 April)
University of Wyoming (May 2012-Nov 2013)
I was a Bachelor's student in Physics (Honors) at Presidency College, Calcutta during 1998-2001. I then went to IIT Kanpur in 2001 and completed my Master's in Physics in 2003. I did my PhD in Physics (specilization: cosmology/astrophysics) at University of Pittsburgh during 2003- 2009 working with Prof. Arthur Kosowsky on the Sunyaev-Zeldovich distortion of the cosmic microwave background. Here is a copy of my thesis. For the next three years, I was a post-doctoral associate at Yale University where I collaborated with the computational cosmology group led by Prof. Daisuke Nagai. Then I spent a year at University of Wyoming working as a post-doc with Prof. Adam Myers before joining Presidency University as an assistant professor on November 2013.
Research / Administrative Experience+
Please see my CV and the abstract of my research in the "about me" section. For more information about my research see my personal website
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Teaching / Other Experience+
"The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would
attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glori-
cation of power and success in our present society."
The above quote by Prof. Albert Einstein summarizes my vision as an educationist and why I chose to pursue an academic career.
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Post Graduate Supervision+
PhD Students and Masters Students (Please see my CV for the updated list)
1. Ms. Rudrani KarChowdhury, Presidency University
1. Mr. Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury, M.Sc thesis, Presidency University
2. Mr. Palash Nandi, M.Sc thesis, Presidency University, jointly with Saumyadip Samui
3. Ms. Rudrani KarChowdhury, M.Sc thesis, Presidency University
4. Ms. Sanchita Chanda, M.Sc thesis, Presidency University
5. Ms. Rukaiya Khatoon, M.Sc thesis, Presidency University
5. Ms. My Nguyen, jointly with Prof. Adam Myers at University of Wyoming.
6. Mr. Anirban Bhattacharjee, jointly with Prof. Mike Brotherton at University of Wyoming.
In addition, the following students did their undergraduate (B.S senior level) thesis work with me.
1. Mr. Adam Solomon, Yale University
2. Mr. Jonathan Richardson, Yale University
3. Mr. Ian Vorbach, Yale University
1. Life Member, Astronomical Society of India
2. Life member, IAGRG
3. Life member, IPA
4. Member, National Gender Working Group, IPA (2017-2020)
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Journal publications (Significant Scientific Contribution)
Journal Publications (Co-author Contribution)
- Dean of Students Corner
- Career Counselling
- International Students
- PhD Students
- Grievance Redressal Cell
- Internal Committee for the Students with Disabilities
- Equal Opportunity Cell
- Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
- Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell(GSPSHC)