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Nipanjana Patra

Post-doctoral Fellow


  • 402, New Campbell Hall


Home Institution:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Post-doctoral fellow

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Research Interests

I am a Postdoctoral scholar at the Radio Astronomy Lab, New Campbell Hall. I work in the field of precision observational cosmology. I am an engineer by instinct, by heart and by training.  My research aims at bridging the large gap between theoritical understanding of the Epoch of Reionization and complex instrumentation of precision cosmology. After finishing Bachelors of Engineering in Elecrtonics and Telecommunication engineering (2003-2007), I did my PhD Astronomy in Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India under the Joint Astronomy program in Indian Institute of Science (2008-2014).

Personal Interests

I grew up in Kolkata, one of the oldest city of India. I also lived in Bangalore for 6 years during my gradschool. Both these cities have unique cultural and academic identities which groomed me all through. I have keen interest in Indian classical music and have been learning classical vocal since my childhood. My interest in photography built up during my PhD days when I stayed in a remote observatory for 3.5 years while builing up a radio telescope. Though research takes majority of my time, music and photography also occupy a large part of my life.