I am an aspiring Astronomer and Astrophysicist.
I am currently working on the 'Bayesian Analysis of Detached Eclipsing Binaries (dEBs)' under the guidance of Dr. Kyle Conroy at Villanova University, US. Prior to this, I performed a detailed study in the Modelling and Analysis of Binary Stars as a Summer Intern at the Indian Institue of Technology, Bombay (IITB), India. Apart from this, I love to study Supernovae, Transients, Nebulae, and Nucleosynthesis.
I received my Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) degree in Physics from Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune. Through the college's Astro Club, I have volunteered and outreached Astronomy and Astrophysics through various activities to college as well as school students. Talking about Astronomy and Scientific Thinking has always been my strength and never leaves a chance to encourage students to pursue what they like.
Apart from academics, I counsel for buying Telescopes, especially for the Indian subcontinent, and take Astronomy & Stargazing sessions (subject to availability at location). For more information regarding this, please head to this page.
Along with Astronomy, I am an avid trekker and photographer and loves to cook!
Bayesian Analysis of Eclipsing Binaries
Modelling light curves (LCs) of detached Eclipsing Binaries (dEBs) using ellc & PHOEBE models as Forward Model in PHOEBE Python package.
Fitting the LC model to dEB data using the Forward Models that were optimized through the Nelder‑Mead algorithm and sampled through the Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm to estimate orbital and physical parameters with their uncertainties.
Estimation of physical properties of the individual binary component using the estimated parameters.
Talks & Presentations
Equinox Astrophysics Program, Naxxatra Club (Invited)
The Physics of Eclipsing Binaries 24/09/2020
Science Club, College of Engineering, Pune (Invited)
Eclipsing Binaries: Our Winking Buddies 03/08/2020
Astro Club, Fergusson College, Pune (Contributed)
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Languages: Python, LATEX, Bash, C, Wolfram
OS: Windows, Linux
Productivity tools: Git/GitHub, Microsoft Office, Slack, Google Docs
IDEs: Jupyter, Spyder, Pycharm, IDLE, Wolfram Mathematica
Python Tools: NumPy, SciPy, AstroPy, Corner, Emcee, RMFit
Visualization: Matplotlib, Origin
Eclipsing Binary Analysis: PHOEBE, ellc, JKTEBOP, EBAI, Lightkurve
Reflectors: Celestron 130EQ‑RA motor, StarTracker 150EQ, Sky‑Watcher 150EQ, Sky‑Watcher 8‑in Dob, GSO 8‑in Dob, Celestron NexStar 8SE, Celestron CGX EQ 925 SCT
Refractors: StarTracker 90mm AZ, Vintage 90mm Refractor – EQ (Pier)
Eyepieces: Plössl, Kellner (4mm, 10mm, 20mm, 25mm)
Sensors: ZWO‑ASI120MC CMOS camera, Canon 700D DSLR Camera
Filters: Solarite Solar Filter, GSO (1.25”): #23A LIGHT RED Filter, #80A MEDIUM BLUE Filter, Moon Filter
Radio: 3m & 4m Dish Type Simple Radio Telescope – AZ, SpectraCyber I/II 1420 MHz Hydrogen Line Spectrometer, RTL‑SDR V3 Dongle