Hi there! I’m a Joint Rutgers-Flatiron Postdoctoral Fellow currently based at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University. I primarily work with Prof. Blakesley Burkhart’s group and the Galaxy Formation group at the Centre for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), Flatiron Institute. Previously, I obtained my PhD in Astrophysics in the other hemisphere, working with A/Prof. Christoph Federrath and Prof. Mark Krumholz at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian National University (ANU). I am originally from Kochi, Kerala in the diverse nation of India.
My research focuses on studying the formation of stars in the Interstellar Medium, and how the feedback from newly-formed stars can regulate this process and affect the evolution of galaxies. This requires unraveling the compex interplay of the multiple physical mechanisms involved in this process, and the use of numerical methods to solve the resulting physical equations. I primarily develop and use a combination of theoretical models, and numerical simulations run on powerful supercomputers, to probe these scientific questions. I also endavour to compare my theoretical insights with observations to constrain and test models.