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Agniva Ghosh

TATEH 201-02 (office)
ghosh116 @ umn.edu • http://umn.edu/home/ghosh116curriculum vitae

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Summary of Interests
Theoretical Cosmology, Gravitational Lensing, Dark Matter

About My Work

Current Research

I am working with Professor Liliya Williams. My current research is primarily focussed on Strong Gravitational Lensing. The main motivation of my work lies in finding free-form non-parametric inversions of galaxy clusters using strong gravitational lensing, dark matter dynamics in galaxy clusters and predictions of precision measurement of the Hubble constant using reconstructed time delay estimations. The core theoretical work is mainly related to reconstruction of galaxy cluster mass distributions using Grale, a genetic algorithm-based non-parametric method, which runs on a supercomputer.

Teaching Experiences

  • Teaching Assistant, PHYS 1301: Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I, Fall 2017, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Teaching Assistant, PHYS 1302: Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II, Spring 2018, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Teaching Assistant, PHYS 1302: Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II, Fall 2018, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Teaching Assistant, PHYS 1202: Introductory Physics for Biology and Pre-medicine II, Spring 2019, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Teaching Assistant, PHYS 1221: Introductory Physics for Biology and Pre-medicine I, Summer 2019, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Awards and Achievements

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award by School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2018.
  • Proficiency Award for Best Masters’ Thesis of Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,-2016.
  • Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and University Grants Commission, Govt. of India, 2015.
  • INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 2011

Education

MSc Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2016
BSc Physics, University of Calcutta, 2014