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Navin Sridhar

Grad Student, Astronomy

Pupin 1424

Navin’s research spans various aspects of high energy astrophysics, on topics including accretion around compact objects, emission mechanisms of high energy non-thermal X-rays from black hole coronae, the physics of particle energization in astrophysical plasmas, and the origin of coherent radio emission from sources like Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts. Navin studies them by performing kinetic plasma simulations (PIC), hydrodynamical fluid simulations, and also by directly observing the astronomical sources via satellite and ground-based telescopes. Outside of astrophysics research, Navin is interested in developing and incorporating inquiry-based learning techniques in STEM education.

Research Topics

Compact objects, High-energy astrophysics, Plasma astrophysics