Dr. Hamsa Padmanabhan

Dr. Hamsa Padmanabhan is currently a CITA Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Toronto, Canada. She was previously a Tomalla post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She graduated from IUCAA, Pune, India with a Ph.D. in Physics in December 2015.

A top student throughout school, college and university, she has won numerous prizes and been a recipient of prestigious fellowships at each stage of her career. In particular, having represented her country and won several awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2006, she is one of the few in the world who has the honour of a minor planet in the solar system being named after her.

She was selected as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She has been involved in various outreach initiatives like helping organize lecture series, science popularization programmes and public lectures.

She has published several research papers on the areas of cosmology, structure formation in the universe and the intergalactic medium in refereed international journals.

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