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Agniva Ghosh

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I'm a Physics Grad student at University of Minnesota. Formerly I've done my bachelor and master studies from University of Calcutta and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India respectively. I am from a small town called Konnagar, situated in the suburb area of the Calcutta metropolis in India. Other than physics I'm interested in reading books, capturing photos, cartographing and watching football and movies. I am currently working on Gravitational Lensing under supervision of Professor Liliya Williams.

Summary of Interests
Gravitational Lensing

About My Work

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.

Other Research Experiences

  • April 2015-May 2016: Worked on my Masters’ Thesis Project about using potential Dark Matter candidates as a probe to solve Gauge Coupling Unification problem in Particle Physics under supervision of Prof. Tirtha Sankar Ray at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
  • January 2017- May 2017: Worked for a project on Dark Matter and Inflation under supervision of Dr. Arindam Chatterjee at Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India.

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


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