Dr. Bindu Rani

Dr. Bindu Rani

  • Visiting researcher
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 661
  • Employer: Southeastern Universities Research Assoc.
  • Brief Bio

    Bindu Rani works on active galactic nuclei (AGN). Her research interests include high-energy astrophysical processes - understanding the physical conditions and processes that give rise to the formation of relativistic jets in AGN, accelerate particles to GeV/TeV energies, and responsible for the emission of gamma-rays. 

    CV

    Publications

    Current Projects

    Probing the dichotomy between gamma-ray detected and non-detected blazars

    Pinpointing the location of gamma-ray emission regions using broadband observations

    Exploring the magnetic field topology in blazars using high-resolution VLBI

    Simulating high-energy (>100 KeV) polarized emission of blazars

    Positions/Employment

    8/2019 - Present

    Research Scientist

    SURA, NASA GSFC
    7/2016 - 7/2019

    NPP Fellow

    NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA
    2/2014 - 6/2016

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
    1/2012 - 12/2013

    IMPRS Fellow

    Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
    3/2011 - 12/2011

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany

    Education

    2013 Ph.D. : Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie Bonn, Germany
    2007 M. Sc. : Physics, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, India
    2005 B. Sc. : Maharashi Dayanand University, Rohtak Haryana, India

    Awards

    • IRC fellowship 2016. 
    • NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellowship 2016.  
    • ESO Postdoctoral Fellowship (ESO) 2016. 
    • Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society for outstanding scientific achievements, 2014.
    • Post-Doctoral fellowship at Max-Planck-Institut fur Radioastronomie Bonn, Germany, January 2014.
    • IMPRS (International Max Planck Research School) Fellowship, 2012-2014.
    • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) fellowship through the JRF/National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India in December 2006.
    • Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), 2007.
    • National scholarships for Higher secondary (2002) and graduation (2005) examinations, Government of India.

    Brief Bio

    Bindu Rani works on active galactic nuclei (AGN). Her research interests include high-energy astrophysical processes - understanding the physical conditions and processes that give rise to the formation of relativistic jets in AGN, accelerate particles to GeV/TeV energies, and responsible for the emission of gamma-rays. 

    CV

    Publications

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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