Agnibha Banerjee

ab16ms076@iiserkol.ac.in

Academic Interests

I am interested in learning how to detect exoplanets and determine the possibilty of life in those distant worlds.
Also, I'm interested in writing code for solving astrophysical (and other) problems like radiative transfer and astrophysical jets.

Education
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Integrated BS-MS Dual Degree, Physics (3rd Year)
CGPA: 8.78/10 ; CGPA: 9.14/10 (Major Courses)
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
Research Experience
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 how to debug code.
  • The code is now on GitHub (Private repository, available on request) and is being regularly updated, to finally become a module for existing MHD code PLUTO
June 2018 – July 2018
Awards
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
Schools/Camps Attended
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
Skills
Interests/Hobbies