Hi! I'm Ayan,
a graduate student at the
Australian National University, Canberra.

I study galaxy evolution
using emission line spectroscopy.

About Me

I am an Indian postgraduate research student, currently based in Australia. I completed my integrated Bachelors-Masters course in Physics, from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, with an astronomy project for my Masters thesis. I moved to Canberra immediately after my Masters, to pursue PhD in astronomy.

I work at the ANU's Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) under the supervison of Lisa Kewley, Mark Krumholz, Christoph Federrath and Fuyan Bian. I am studying how galaxies evolve across cosmic time by producing mock observations of nearby galaxies and carrying out spectroscopic observations of very distant galaxies.

I am also actively involved in astronomy outreach activities here at Mount Stromlo Observatory, hosting both public and private outreach nights. I love talking to non-astronomers about the research that we do here!

Outside astronomy, I like cooking and outdoor activities, among other things!

More about me

Brief descriptions of my activities, research and otherwise, can be found in the links below.

Contact me

Got any questions about my work? Feel free to get in touch.

  • Address

    Mount Stromlo Observatory,
    Cotter Road,
    Weston Creek, ACT 2611
    Australia

  • Email

    ayan.acharyya-at-anu.edu.au
  • Phone

    +61(0)4 1026 2096