Dr. Debnandini Mukherjee

Postdoctoral Research Assistant III, CSPAR


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Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Debnandini Mukherjee is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center of Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR). She works with Tyson Littenberg's group. She works in the area of gravitational wave data analysis and astrophysics. Her work involves looking for gravitational waves from inspiralling compact object binaries comprising neutron stars, black holes or both. She has been working with the LIGO-VIrgo-KAGRA (LVK) Collaboration and using data collected by the same to look for signatures of gravitational waves and gleaning astrophysical implications of such observations. Her focus has been on the search for intermediate-mass black-hole (IMBH) binaries which is an interesting astrophysical source for the LISA mission as well. She is also involved in developing searches for gravitational waves for the LISA mission. In particular, she is interested in developing early warning (pre-merger) searches, aimed at sending out early alerts for gravitational waves. Debnandini completed her PhD from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2018. Before joining CSPAR, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the Pennsylvania State University.

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