Hi, I'm Agnibha Banerjee

4th Year BS-MS Student(Physics)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata



Education

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Integrated BS-MS Dual Degree, Physics (4th Year)
CGPA: 8.80/10
August 2016 - Present
Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations
(Class XII)

Percentage: 97.0%
March 2016
Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations
(Class X)

Percentage: 96.0%
March 2014

Skills

Languages : Python, Java, C, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Latex, Git/GitHub
Softwares : Matlab, IRAF, DS9, Origin, MS Office, Libre Office
Operating Systems :Linux, Windows

Research Experience

An Analytic Model for Eclipse Mapping of Very Short Period Exoplanets [MITACS Globalink Research Internship]

Supervised by: Dr. Nicolas Cowan (McGill Space Institute, Montreal)

  • I adapted existing analytic models for calculating the incident light map on binary stars to use it on exoplanets and used Python to develop a code to do the above.
  • I explored the possibility of using Slepian functions as basis maps for hemispheres to get more accurate thermal maps of exoplanets.
May 2019 – Aug 2019
Developing a Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Code for Astrophysical Jets (Summer Internship)

Supervised by: Dr. Bhargav Vaidya (Centre of Astronomy, IIT Indore)

  • I used Python to develop a code from scratch to simulate the outcome when a beam of light passes through an optically thick medium.
  • I learnt how to create Monte Carlo Simulations, how to work with different geometries of grids, how to visualize large amounts of data and also to debug code.
June 2018 – July 2018

Awards and Recognition

MITACS Globalink Research Intern May-Aug 2019
Top 1% (Top 25) in the National Graduate Physics Examination June 2018
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Fellowship August 2017
Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) Senior Scholar October 2016
DST INSPIRE Scholarship August 2016
Top 1% all-India in Class XII Examinations March 2016

Conferences and Schools Attended

NVidia Workshop on GPU Based High Performance Computing at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India October 2019
CASCA (Canadian Astronomical Society) Annual General Meeting 2019 at McGill University, Montreal, Canada June 2019
Introductory Summer School on Astronomy and Astrophysics at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India May 2018 – June 2018
Astronomy Camp and Sky Observation Training at Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, Kolkata, India March 2018
Young Talent Nurture Mathematics Summer School at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India May 2017
Vijyoshi Science Camp at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India December 2016
JBSNTS Seminar “Those Who Make Us Proud” at Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, Kolkata, India October 2016
DST INSPIRE Science Camp at Adamas University, Kolkata, India May 2014

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