Dr Shabnam Iyyani
Assistant Professor Grade I (Physics)
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My research interest focusses on the study and modelling of various aspects of the physics and observations of gamma ray bursts (GRBs). They are the most energetic explosions known to occur in the Universe. They are associated with the death of massive stars or merger of compact binaries like neutron star - neutron star or neutron star - black hole. 

My research involves:

  • Data analysis of GRBs observed by space based telescopes such as Fermi gamma ray space telescope, Swift, AstroSat etc 
  • Polarisation measurements of GRB in hard X-rays using AstroSat data. 
  • Modelling of the spectral observations using various physical models.
  • Hydrodynamic simulations to study the interaction of jet with immediate burst surroundings. 
  • Application of Machine learning techniques to explore the large database of GRB observations.