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Ph.D Thesis




I am currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati . Earlier I was a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune, India (2014 - 2017), before that a Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune, India (2012 - 2014) and prior to that an Integrated PhD student at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, obtaining a Masters in Physics and a Doctorate in Astrophysics from the Department of Physics in 2007 and 2012 respectively. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Physics (Hons.) from St.Xavier's College, University of Calcutta in 2004.

My research focuses on modelling the structure and dynamics of galaxies and their dark matter halos using HI 21cm radio-synthesis observations. In particular, I am interested in modelling

  • disc vertical structure
  • disc heating
  • disk dynamical instabilities including formation of bars and spiral arms and star formation from a dynamical perspective
  • galaxy interactions

  • in addition to studying

  • galaxy environment
  • galaxy scaling relations
all with an emphasis on low surface brightness galaxies,superthins, dwarf-irregulars and gas-rich lenticulars.

A short presentation giving a glimpse my research area given can be found here.

Contact Details

Arunima Banerjee

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati
C/o Sree Rama Engineering College (Transit Campus)
Rami Reddy Nagar, Karakambadi Road
Mangalam (P.O.) Tirupati -517507
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Phone: +91 (0877) 2500 446

Last updated on August 21, 2018
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