Sukanya ChakrabartiDr. Sukanya Chakrabarti
School of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester Insitute of Technology
84 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY
Phone: (585) 475-5352
Welcome! I am a faculty member in the School of Physics and Astronomy at RIT. My work centers around the dynamical evolution of galaxies, with the goal of developing astrophysical probes of fundamental physics. I work on galaxy evolution by performing hydrodynamical simulations of galaxies combined with radiative transfer calculations.
I use dynamical signatures of interactions to characterize galaxies that are too dark to be easily seen, and their emitted spectral energy distribution (from the optical to the IR) to characterize galaxies from the panoramic sequence of normal spirals to ULIRGs. You can take a look at various press articles on my work (see for instance the BBC and Telegraph articles), or dive right into the papers.