I am currently working with Prof. Laura Chomiuk on multiwavelength transients and variable phenomena as part of the CHILES-VERDES collaboration. My dissertation research involved the study of supernova progenitors, supernova remnants and pulsating variables (e.g. RR Lyrae, Cepheids) using large surveys in the Local Group galaxies.
Progenitors of supernovae
Supernova Remnants in the Local Group
I am also assisting Jessica Maldonado, Daniel Huizenga and Laura Chomiuk at MSU to compile Local Group SNR catalogs with properly understood selection effects, using deep radio images from Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) and Australian Telescope Compact Array (ATCA).
Progenitors of Pulsating Variable starsComing soon.
- Sarbadhicary, S., Chomiuk L., Badenes C., Tremou E., Soderberg, A. M., Sjouwerman L.The two most recent thermonuclear supernovae in the Local Group: radio constraints on their progenitors and evolution, 2017, Accepted for publication in ApJ, [arXiv:1709.05346]
- Sarbadhicary, S., Badenes C., Chomiuk L., Caprioli D., Huizenga D., Supernova Remnants in the Local Group I: A model for the radio luminosity function and visibility times of supernova remnants, 2017, MNRAS, 464, 2326 [ADS]
- Launey, K. D., Sarbadhicary, S., Dytrych P., Draayer J. P., Program in C for studying characteristic properties of two-body interactions in the framework of spectral distribution theory, 2014, Computer Physics Communications, 185, 284 [ADS]
2016 White House Frontiers Conference: Astronomy Night
I participated in the public Astronomy Night event at Allegheny Observatory, which was a part of former-President Barack Obama's White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh. The event celebrated the spirit of innovation and discovery in science, and was open to the general public. Attendees included kids from local Pittsburgh schools, amateur astronomers, and NASA officials. I was mainly in charge of an 8-inch telescope mounted on the observatory lawn, pointed at the Ring nebula. I also prepared a poster on black holes and gravitational waves, and occasionally answered questions on various astrophysical topics in the "Meet the Astronomers" tent.
Investing Now is an annual high-school outreach program at the University of Pittsburgh mainly for students from groups that were historically under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In 2017, I was part of a team of grad students who demonstrated basic physics concepts through a series of demonstrations. I was in charge of experiments on electrostatics phenomena like attraction/repulsion, grounding, static discharge, Van-de-graff generator and the Faraday cage effect.
I started a weekly seminar with Sukhdeep Singh (Carnegie Mellon University) called Astrosnacks in 2014 where students from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University give research talks to a student-only audience. The goal is provide an informal setting where students can improve their scientific presentation skills through practice and feedback from their peers. Astrosnacks also features guest student speakers from other universities, review talks and various career-related lectures.