Amar Deo Chandra

I am a PhD student (INSPIRE fellow ) at the Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) , IISER Kolkata . I did my Integrated MSc. in Physics from the UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences.

I am passionate about disseminating science to the masses through popular outreach talks, experimental demonstrations, print and the electronic media. You can find a partial list of outreach efforts I have been involved in as an independent volunteer, in our initiatives Promote Science , Science outreach in Ranchi (in my hometown) and as an outreach coordinator of our SPIE IISER Kolkata student chapter . I am also the co-founder of Paradigm...cultivating innovation , an annual science exhibition-cum-competition organized for school students during INQUIVESTA in IISER Kolkata.

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Research

My current research interests include developing novel instruments for optical spectroscopy and imaging of our Sun, beam shaping/adaptive optics using Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs), developing iterative algorithms for generating optimised computer generated holograms, phase reconstruction using iterative algorithms and designing automated pipelines for data analysis. I am also interested in using machine learning to tackle challenging problems and also alleviate human suffering in areas such as medical diagnostics. Some of my other interests include trying to comprehend radio pulsar emission using multi-frequency observations, timing and spectroscopy of X-ray pulsars.


Rapid phase calibration and increased efficiency of a spatial light modulator using novel phase masks and an iterative algorithm
Chandra, A. D. and Banerjee, A.
arXiv Preprint, 2018


Research experience

Development of a semi-coherent method to search for continuous gravitational waves (Aug-Sept 2014 and Nov-April 2015)
Advisor: Dr. Holger J. Pletsch, PI Emmy Noether group, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)

Spectral studies of X-ray pulsar Vela X-1 using Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (Aug-Dec 2013)
Advisors: Prof. P. C. Agrawal and Dr. Manojendu Choudhury, UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai (MSc. thesis project)

Pulse shape variations in pulsars on long time-scales (May-July 2013)
Advisor: Prof. Yashwant Gupta, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics-Tata Instiute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune (VSRP summer project)

Timing studies of X-ray pulsar Vela X-1 using Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (Jan-April 2013)
Advisor: Prof. P. C. Agrawal and Dr. Manojendu Choudhury, UM-DAE CEBS, Mumbai (semester project)

Study regarding pulse shape variations in pulsars (May-July 2012)
Advisor: Prof. Yashwant Gupta, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics-Tata Instiute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune (Indian Academy of Sciences Summer project)

Relevant courses

Participated in the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) course on A short course on Super-oscillations and Weak Measurement held from 5-12 December, 2016 in IISER Kolkata. The course was taught by Prof. Sir Michael Victor Berry, University of Bristol.

Attended a set of twelve lectures on Experimental astronomy by Prof. Alec Boksenberg (FRS, Former Director, Royal Greenwich Observatory) during February, 2014.


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