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Chakrabarti, Sukanya
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Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Program Faculty - PhD Program in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST)
IBM Einstein Fellow at IAS


  • Ph.D. in Physics
    UC Berkeley


I use dynamical signatures of interactions to characterize galaxies that are too dark to be easily seen, and their emitted spectral energy distribution (from the optical to the IR) to characterize galaxies from the panoramic sequence of normal spirals to ULIRGs.   My research areas include dynamical evolution of galaxies, cosmology, radiative transfer, dwarf galaxies, and characterizing the host galaxies of LIGO/Virgo sources. 


I recently talked about our discovery of clustered Cepheid variables, at the AAS January 2016 press conference : http://photos.aas.org/AAS-227-Jan-2016/Press-Activities/Thursday-Afternoon-Press/i-zLMNdz7, and highlights are reported here: http://aasnova.org/2016/01/07/aas-227-day-3/.  You can watch my TED-x talk on dark matter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9tel-ZCswM