Nayana A. J.

Postdoctoral Scholar


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I am a postdoctoral scholar working on various explosive transients including supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, Galactic novae, and fast blue optical transients. I use multi-wavelength follow-up observations to understand the energetics and environments of these events. I am particularly interested in looking at the radio emission that arises due to the interaction of fast-moving outflows from these transients with the surrounding medium.

I was born and raised in India, where I obtained a PhD in Astrophysics. Before joining Berkeley, I was a DST INSPIRE Faculty fellow at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. Apart from research in astronomy, I am passionate about science education and engage in various science outreach activities.