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Curriculum vitae


PhD (part of Integrated PhD program),  2014-2019 (expected)
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Master of Science in Physics (part of Integrated PhD program),  2012-2014 
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 
Master’s Project (done in Astrophysics) Title: Accretion Disk Dynamics

Bachelor of Science,  2009-2012 
St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata (Autonomous) 
University of Calcutta, India 
Major: Physics 
Minor: Mathematics and Computer Science 
(First Class with Honours)


• Circumgalactic medium
• Thermal instability and galaxy formation in clusters
• Feedback mechanisms of black hole jets
• Magneto-hydrodynamics 


(updated in the research page)

• Currently working on the large scale structure of astrophysical jets with special interest in AGN jets. The main goal of the project is to understand the jet-medium interaction at large scales and to perform intensive simulations to understand why implementation of some jets could cause mixing of the jet and the medium effectively while others cannot. Using PLUTO for simulations. 

• Worked on the formation of multiphase medium in the cluster cores. The main goal of the project was to study the dynamics of cold gas by analysing the thermally unstable g-wave modes which otherwise oscillate with Brunt-Vaisala frequency. The second part of the study included non-linear simulations of intracluster medium showing evolution of cold gas in different geometries and gravitational potential wells. Used ZEUS package for simulations. 

• Worked on accretion disk dynamics for Master’s Project, with Dr. Prateek Sharma, IISc, Bangalore, India, in April-July, 2014. Studied non-axisymmetric instability in hydrodynamic disks, MRI instability in Magnetohydrodynamic disks and effect of high magnetic fields in GRMHD disks. Used ZEUS, PLUTO and HARM packages for simulations. 

• Indian Academy of Science fellow at Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India, in May-July,2012. Worked with Dr. Sudhakar Panda and learned Tensor algebra, General Relativity and Black holes.

• Visiting student with Dr. Avinash Deshpande at Raman Research Institute, bangalore, India in October, 2011. Worked on the data analysis of pulsating sources:technique for the estimation of rotation measure(RM). 

• Summer intern with Prof. Pradip Sengupta, Biophysics division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, in May-June, 2010.


• INSPIRE-DST(Department of Science and Technology, India) Fellowship for Undergraduate Studies, 2009-2012 

• Visiting Student Fellowship(VSP) at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India, October, 2011 

• Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, May-July, 2012(Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India) 

• Indian Institute of Science Fellowship for the Integrated Master’s and PhD program, since August, 2012

•Visiting PhD fellowship from Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany from October, 2016 to March, 2017. 

Prakriti Pal Choudhury,
Feb 16, 2019, 10:51 AM