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MORE ABOUT ME

Ever since I can remember, I have been curious and adventurous. Growing up, I found a way to turn these virtues into a thriving career. A career that has been a manifestation of my passion for

physics, astronomy and problem solving. 

Luckily, I have always had a flair for solving puzzles, taking up intellectual challenges and a trait that renders me unsettled until the root cause to problems in hand has been identified.

 

My resume has been a reflection of my appreciation towards a wide variety of life experiences. In addition to my education and accolades, it also includes my research interests activities that I have engaged myself in, in due course of shaping my career. Take a look at my CV below and please don’t hesitate to contact me.

CV

Interests and Experiences

RESEARCH INTERERSTS

My primary research interests are in strong gravity, mostly involving gravitational waves. I am a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and LISA Consortium, as a part of which I work on testing whether General Relativity (GR) is our best description of strong gravity with Dr. Nathan Johnson-McDaniel and Dr. Anuradha Gupta at the University of Mississippi. Currently, we are studying gravitational waves generated by coalescing Binary Black Holes (BBH) and investigating the 'false' causes of GR deviations due to missing GR physics in BBH waveform templates. 

EDUCATION

  • August 2020 - Present

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi (UM), U.S.A.,

Ph.DPhysics

Research area: Testing General Relativity using Gravitational Waves

Supervisor : Dr. Anuradha Gupta

  • October 2016 - March 2019,

University of Potsdam, Germany

MSc Astrophysics

Thesis Title : Potential Detection of a change in the Gravitational Constant with Scalar  Gravitational Waves 

Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Luc Lehners, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)

  •  June 2013 – April 2016

Fergusson College, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India,

BSc Physics,

Thesis Title: Determining Hubble’s constant and Deceleration parameter using Supernova type Ia. 

 Supervisor: Dr. Aseem Paranjape, Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2024

          Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting (GCGM10): Best Student Presentation Award

  • 2023-24

SEC Emerging Scholars Doctoral Fellow, Awarded by the South Eastern Conference (SEC) at UM.

For demonstrated commitment to diversity, excellence in academics and research.

  • 2023

DGRAV Travel Award for the 2023 APS April Meeting

  • 2015-16

INSPIRE scholarship awardee, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Awarded to  top 1% students of the state

  • 2013-16

Late Prof D.S.Jog Prize,  Endowment Prize awarded for second highest marks in Physics.

Fergusson College, Pune.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • 2023 - Present

Member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboraion (LSC)

  • 2022-Present

Member of the American Physics Society (APS) 

Member of Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Consortium

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS 

Publications

Presentations

  • 15th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, When can we ignore eccentricity when
    testing general relativity with gravitational waves?
    2023.

  • APS April Meeting, When can we ignore eccentricity when testing general relativity with gravitational
    waves?
    2023.

  • SESAPS, University of Mississippi, When can we ignore eccentricity when testing general relativity with gravitational waves? 2022.

  • Fergusson College, Pune, India, A journey from a back-bencher to a gravitational physicist, a popular talk given to physics aspiring undergraduate students, 2018.

  • Udayan Care, Pune, India, What will the society say if I pursue my dreams? 2018.

  •  Interview with The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Berlin, Germany, Life in Germany as a student, 2017.

SOCIAL COMMITMENTS

  • 2023 - Present

           Organizer, Oxford Science Cafe

Head of Student Affairs, Physics Graduate Students Association (PGSA), Department of Physics and Astronomy.

  • 2022-Present

President, Association of Graduate Women in STEM (AGWiS), University of Mississippi.

Vice President, Badminton Club, University of Mississippi.

Volunteer, Astronomy Public Outreach, University of Mississippi.

  • 2013-16

 Represented Savitribai Phule Pune University for Inter-University Badminton and Table Tennis Tournaments

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 2020 - Present 

 Teaching Assistant for Physics labs, Department of Physics and Astronomy,  University of Mississippi,

  • 2017 - 19

 Student assistant in the IT department, Max Planck Institute for gravitational physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam.

SCHOOLS AND MEETINGS ATTENDED

  • 15th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, virtual meeting.

  • SEC Emerging Scholars Workshop, Professional Development Workshop for SEC Scholars, University of Arkansas.

  • American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • 2022 - SESAPS, 89th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) meeting.

  • 2017 - Jurgen Ehlers Spring School, Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam

  • 2016 - Introductory School on Astronomy and Astrophysics, IUCAA

  • 2015, 16 - Pulsar Observatory School, Ooty Radio Telescope, India

  •  2014 - Radio Astronomy Winter School, National Center for Radio Astrophysics, December 

                      National Initiative for Undergraduate Sciences (Physics), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • 2022 ] SESAPS, Local organizing committee.

  • 2015 ] 33rd meet of Astronomical Society of India, Local organizing committee.

  • 2014 ] Interplanetary model making program.

VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES

  • Frontiers in Physics, Fergusson College, India

  • National Science Day, IUCAA, India.

  • Potsdam Science Day, AEI, Germany.

SKILLS

  • Languages ] Tamil (Mother tongue), English, German, Hindi, Marathi, Sinhala.

  • Coding ] Python, php, LATEX.

  • Databases ] Mysql

  • Web Dev ] Html, JavaScript\Intruments ] Amateur Violinist

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