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Agnit Mukhopadhyay Research Asst Professor Physics

Additional Positions at AU
Postdoctoral Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ph.D., Space Sciences and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan
M.S., Climate and Space Sciences, University of Michigan
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Punjab Engineering College

I am interested in the study of the interplanetary plasma medium that lies in between the planets and the stars using modern astronomical, numerical and statistical techniques. I am presently involved in studying the dependence of the terrestrial magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling on solar and magnetospheric activity. More specifically, I am trying to estimate ionospheric conductance in global MHD models during extreme solar events, using a physics-based modeling tool. This will help us predict space weather more accurately on the ground and in the upper atmosphere.

I am involved in learning computational fluid and plasma dynamics in addition to statistical methods, that can be applied in space research. I am a lifelong student of fluid mechanics, and actively pursuing the study of theoretical fluid/plasma dynamics with applications in astrophysics and space physics, as a future field of research.
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