Hi! I am a native of Nepal, a diverse and beautiful country in the South-Asia, which offers
the Mount Everest, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, pilgrims
for the Hindus and what not. Grown-up amid the national crisis
of power-cut, I am thus a circumstanced astronomer ;).
I got Bachelor's and Master's degree in Science in theoretical physics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. I did a Master's thesis with Prof. Binil Aryal on the extragalactic astronomy, for which I was funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Nepal. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Joss Bland-Hawthorn and Prof. Geraint F. Lewis. Here, I am funded through the University of Sydney International Scholarship.
Our own the Milky-Way galaxy consists of stuffs those are visible like moons, planets, stars etc to name few. As a surprise to many, a significant contributor of the Galaxy is invisible, we call it Dark Matter. The existence of the Dark Matter is known through its gravitational influence on the stars those dwell in the outer region of the Galaxy. These stars form a tenous envelope that surround the Galaxy, called the Stellar Halo. I study the position and motion of these halo stars to provide insight into this least-known type of a matter. Also, this helps me to address more complex issues such as how the spiral galaxies like ours form and evolve.