Avinash Kumar

PhD Candidate. IA-FORTH, GR.


232 Physics Bldg

University of Crete

GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece

I am pursuing my PhD in the Search for Milli-Lenses (SMILE) group under the supervision of Dr Carolina Casadio.

The different Dark Matter models predict different estimation on the number density of the Dark Matter halos in sub-galactic scales (\(10^{6} \sim 10^9 M_{☉}\)). Our research focuses on searching for the strong milli-lensing candidates corrosponding to compact supermassive objects in those mass ranges.

Based on my previous research experiences in Radio Astronomy and AGN, I have honed my skills in data analysis and handling large volumes of complex data sets. I gained pivotal experience that sparked my interest in radio and AGN research through RAD@home Astronomy Collaboratory in citizen science research. This opportunity provided me with the foundational knowledge and practical skills. Later I continued to build upon my experience by taking on roles as a Junior Research Fellow for the University of California, Berkeley SETI-Amity project and then briefly as a Senior Project Associate funded by Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) for the ISRO-ARIES Collaboration on the Aditya-L1 Project (AL1SC).


selected publications

  1. RAD@ home citizen science discovery of an active galactic nucleus spewing a large unipolar radio bubble on to its merging companion galaxy
    Ananda Hota, Pratik Dabhade, Sravani Vaddi, and 8 more authors
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 2022