ABOUT ME

Hi! I am Pavan Vynatheya and I hail from Bangalore. I can speak English, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil. As of 2019-20, I am a 5th year BS-MS Physics major at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata. My MS thesis in the field of Galactic Astronomy is ongoing.

My research interest is Computational Astrophysics. I also enjoy abstract Algebra and Topology, and have a minor in Mathematics.

EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India

5 year BS-MS

(2015 - 2020)

KLE Independent PU College, Bangalore, India

Classes 11-12

(2013 - 2015)

Sri Vani Public School, Bangalore, India

Classes 1-10

(2003 - 2013)

PROJECTS

Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India

Prof. Kanak Saha

(August, 2019 - )

(MS thesis ongoing)

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Prof. Pauline Barmby

(May - August, 2019)

Comparison of real and simulated galaxies using Deep Learning   [PDF]

Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy

Prof. Tomaso Belloni

(May - July, 2018)

Study of low frequency Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in accreting black hole binaries   [PDF]

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, India

Dr. Saurabh Sharma

(May - July, 2017)

Identification of Young Stellar Objects using Spitzer archive data   [PDF]

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India

Prof. Annapurni Subramaniam

(May - July, 2016)

Verification of star Clusters using Colour-Magnitude Diagrams   [PDF]

EXPERIENCE

Programming languages

Python (including packages for image processing, data science and deep learning), MATLAB
Working knowledge of C, Java, IDL

Web development

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, basics of PHP, MySQL
Designed websites include Inquivesta 2016 (IISER Kolkata fest), iGEM 2018 and 2019 (International SynBio competition), Muse (IISER Kolkata magazine)

Astronomy software

IRAF DAOPHOT (photometry), SAO DS9 (imaging), HEASOFT XSPEC (spectral fitting)

ACTIVITIES

University address :
IISER Kolkata
Mohanpur
West Bengal
India