Nuclear Pasta

Quantum Nuclear Pasta. From left to right: gnocchi, spaghetti, and lasagna phases. The figure is taken from Phys. Rev. C 95, 055804 (2017).
I am a theoretical nuclear astrophysicist working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter, Indiana University. My research in neutron star astrophysics focuses on the studies of structure, composition, and dynamics of neutron stars (mass, radii, moments of inertia, tidal deformability, nuclear pasta, cooling processes, gravitational wave emissions, etc.) through developing and employing the equation of state of neutron-star matter. My research in nuclear theory focuses on the understanding of isovector nuclear interaction through building and developing nuclear energy density functionals in the context of the relativistic mean-field and Skyrme Hartree-Fock models, and through studies of the density dependence of the nuclear symmetry energy, neutron and weak charge distribution, and the neutron skin thickness of medium to heavy nuclei. My research publications can be found in my Google Scholar page or in my ADS private library.
Tidal polarizabilities associated with the high-mass and low-mass components of the binary GW170817.Tidal deformability versus neutron skin and neutron star radii

Measurement of tidal deformability from GW170817 binary neutron star merger constrains neutron star radii and neutron skin thickness of 208-Pb. Figures are taken from arXiv:1711.06615 (2017).