Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Kunal Bhardwaj

MSc University of Cantenbury
PhD Advisor: Asen Christov
Address:   Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic


My PhD work at FZU - Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, is characterization and development of CCD and CMOS sensors/cameras for astronomy in laboratory, including a type of CCD sensor used in Vera C. Rubin Observatory. The experience gained while working with optical sensors, will be used within the Vera C. Rubin Observatory collaborations. Next would be doing multi-messenger studies, to find a correlation between a high activity state of an object (eg. Tidal Disruption Events) in optical bands and simultaneous arrival of neutrinos or high energy photons. Previously, in my MSc thesis, I did differential photometry and spectroscopy of type II Cepheid variables called RV Tauri stars, to understand pulsations and resulting shockwaves, and how they fit within the current theories.