Bindu Rani 
NPP Fellow    
Org Code: 661
email:  bindu.rani@nasa.gov

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA. My research interests include high-energy astrophysical processes in the immediate vicinity of super-massive black holes. I am particularly interested in understanding the physical conditions and processes that give rise to the formation of relativistic jets in AGN, production of high-energy particles, and emission of gamma-rays. I take advantage of every possible space and ground based facility to observe the broadband (radio to TeV energies) emission from blazars. I use a combination of high-resolution Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) images associated with densely time sampled multi-frequency flux measurements to probe the jet acceleration zone, with emphasis on the location and size of the emitting regions and the evolution with time. I use a number of ground and space based instruments and telescopes for my study including VLBI, FermiSwift, and NuSTAR.