I am a 5th year BS-MS dual degree student at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India . I am pursuing a master's in physics. Presently, I am working on my thesis project, which involves computational simulations related to neutron stars. When I am not doing physics or coding, you'll probably find me trekking in the Himalayas, doing long-distance runs, or invested in social initiatives.
I am mainly interested in computational astrophysics. Over the past two years, my interest has narrowed down to gravitational physics including the study of gravitational waves, black hole mergers, neutron stars and other compact objects.
I have worked on multiple research projects which have helped me hone my programming skills and build an aptitude for research.
July 2020 - Present
Presently, as the initial part of the project, I am working on ultracompact neutron stars by simulating Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff equation in python for various equation of states. Through the process I am also learning to work on clusters, parallelization, mastering Linux command-line system and learning various code optimisation techniques.
Supervised by- Prof. Rajesh Kumble Nayak
October 2020 - Present
I am studying about nonlinearities in the merger phase of the binary black holes.
Supervised by- Prof. Emanuele Berti
May 2020 - September 2020
The project involves working on a surrogate model that predicts the gravitational wave signals for large mass-ratio black hole binaries. I am contributing to this model by adding features which calculate remnant mass and kick. These functionalities will soon be added to the open source code. I recently gave a talk on my work at UMassD's physics colloquia.
May 2019 - July 2019
I learnt about the null geodesics and simulated the same in python for Schwarzschild metric. I also learnt about backward ray-tracing methods which are similar to what is used in the Event Horizon Telescope.
Supervised by-Prof. Jasjeet Singh Bagla
July 2016 - Present
Physics Major(5th year) and DST INSPIRE fellow.
Major CGPA- 8.83
March 2009 - March 2016
Senior Secondary Examination (12th) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in subjects Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, English and Computer Science.
Secondary School Examination (10th) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
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