I am a Jansky Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. I recently completed my PhD in Astronomy from Harvard University, where I worked with Edo Berger studying the progenitors and environments of long-duration gamma-ray bursts.
I received my undergraduate degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College at the University of Delhi, India in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, I studied Parts II and III in Physics at Trinity College,University of Cambridge. At Trinity, I held the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust Cambridge Scholarship, which is a fellowship given to one undergraduate from India every year. I received my Masters in Astronomy from Harvard in 2011.
I am an amateur astronomer and love looking up at the night sky. I built a 6" Newtonian reflecting telescope to explore the wonders of the celestial sphere. I also designed and built a 20 MHz radio receiver for observing radio bursts from Jupiter and the Galaxy, based on NASA's Radio-Jove concept. Write to me if you're around the Bay Area and would like a tour of the heavens!
Besides astronomy, I love reading, writing and poetry. A few of my poems might eventually find their way up here. When I'm not working or reading, I can be found directing my chamber choir Tactus or writing Renaissance polyphony.