irshad@physik.uzh.ch

Recent activities

Going to visit University of California, Berkeley, US from January to June 2014,

Submitted a paper to MNRAS titled "Mass Galaxy offsets in Abell 3827, 2218 and 1689: intrinsic properties or line-of-sight substructures?", July 2013.

Qualifications and Recognitions

PhD (expected 2015), Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland,

M.Sc in Astrophysics, Bonn International Graduate School, University of Bonn, Germany,

B.Sc Honors Physics, ARSD College, University of Delhi, India.

Scholarship - PLUS - 2010-12, University of Bonn, Germany,

Best student of Physics and Electronics 2006-07, ARSD college, University of Delhi, India,

Student of the year 2006-07, ARSD College, University of Delhi, India.

Publications

The biasing of baryons on the cluster mass function and cosmological parameter estimation (arXiv:1307.6002)

Projects

Who is this Guy?

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I am PhD student at Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich, Switzerland, working under the guidance of Dr. Prasenjit Saha, Professor Romain Teyssier and Professor Uros Seljak. I am originally from New Delhi, India where I completed my schooling and under-graduate studies, from University of Delhi, followed by a Masters degree from University of Bonn, Germany.

My key interest lies in the study of large scale structures in the universe - formation and evolution. I also works with Gravitational lensing - strong and weak and currently involved in developing a non-parametric lensing tool to reconstruct the mass distribution fo galaxy clusters. My previous work involves cosmological forecasts for one of the future X-ray satellite, eROSITA. In total, my best scientific interest is to study the dynamics and evolution of the universe using statistics and high performance scientific computing.

Nerdy Skills

  • Physics, astrophysics and cosmology, 80%
  • statistical analysis, 60%
  • Fisher analysis and Monte-Carlo Markov-Chain,60%
  • Python, Fortran90, Matlab,70%
  • Basics of Computational investing and Bioinformatics40%

Get in touch

irshad@physik.uzh.ch

Institute for Theoretical Physics, 36-L-08, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.

Office: 0041 44 635 6188