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Dr. Arunima Banerjee

Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Physics


+91  (087) 725 00446

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I am an Associate Professor and the (Acting) Chair 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 Ph.D. 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 in Physics (Hons.) from St.Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta in 2004.


I am also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Indian Academy of Sciences, and the Chair, Working Group for Gender Equity, Astronomical Society of India


Research Interests

Theoretical Astrophysics, focussing on

  • Modeling and Simulation as applied to the dynamics of galaxies, galaxy formation, and evolution studies, and the role of dark matter
  • Alternative Theories of Gravity in galactic dynamics
  • Application of Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning, and Data Science in galaxy astrophysics


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

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