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Sanchayeeta Borthakur

Biography: 

Borthakur is an observational astronomer specializing in extragalactic astronomy. Her research focuses on understanding how galaxies are connected to each other and influence each others evolution despite the large distances that separate galaxies. She uses state-of-the-art telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Array to probe various elements in the outskirts of galaxies and beyond. 

Education: 

Ph.D. Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst 2010

 

Research Interests: 

Sanchayeeta Borthakur is an observational astronomer specializing in extragalactic observations. Her research focuses on understanding how galaxies are connected to each other despite the large distances separating them. She uses state-of-the-art telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Array to probe various elements in the outskirts of galaxies and beyond. 

 

Publications: 

Selected publication:

1. The Properties of the Circumgalactic Medium in Red and Blue Galaxies: Results from the COS-GASS+COS-Halos Surveys

Borthakur, S., Heckman, T. M., Tumlinson, J., Bordoloi, R., Kaumann, G., Catinella, B., Schiminovich, D., Dave, R., Moran, S., & Saintonge, A. 2016, ApJ, 833, 259

2. Distribution of Cold Atomic Gas in Galaxies: Results from the GBT HI Absorption Survey Probing Inner Halos of Low-z Galaxies

Borthakur, S. 2016, ApJ, 829, 128

3.Connection Between the Circumgalactic Medium and the Interstellar Medium of Galaxies: Results from the COS-GASS Survey

Borthakur, S., Heckman, T. M., Tumlinson, J., Bordoloi, R., Thom, C., Catinella, B., Schiminovich, D., Dave, R., Kaumann, G., Moran, S., & Saintonge, A. 2015, ApJ, 813, 46

4. Distribution of Faint Atomic Gas In Hickson Compact Groups

Borthakur, S., Yun, M. S. Verdes-Montenegro, L., Heckman, T. M., Zhu, G., & Braatz, J. A., 2015, ApJ, 812, 78

5. Local Clues to the Reionization of the Universe

Borthakur, S., Heckman, T. M., Leitherer, C., & Overzier, R. A. 2014, Science, 346, 216

6. Small-scale Properties of Atomic Gas in Extended Disks of Galaxies

Borthakur, S., Momjian, E., Heckman, T. M., York, D. G., Bowen, D. V., Yun, M. S., & Tripp, T. M. 2014, ApJ, 795, 98

7. The Impact of Starbursts on the Circumgalactic Medium

Borthakur, S., Heckman, T., Strickland, D., Wild, V., Schiminovich, D., 2013, ApJ, 768, 18

8. A GBT Survey for HI 21 cm Absorption in the Disks and Halos of Low-Redshift Galaxies

Borthakur, S., Tripp, T. M., Yun, M. S., Bowen, D. V., Meiring, J. D., York, D. G., & Momjian, E. 2011, ApJ, 727, 52

9. Using 21cm HI Absorbers in Small Impact Parameter Galaxy-QSO Pairs to Detect Low Redshift Damped Lyman Candidates

Borthakur, S., Tripp, T. M., Yun, M. S., Momjian, E., Meiring, J. D., Bowen, D. V., & York, D. G. 2010, ApJ, 713, 131

10. Detection of Diuse Neutral Intragroup Medium in Hickson Compact Groups

Borthakur, S., Yun, M. S, Verdes-Montenegro, L. 2010, ApJ, 710, 385

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 499Individualized Instruction
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 112Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
PHY 495Project Research
AST 523Stars/Interstellar Medium III
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 494Special Topics
SES 499Individualized Instruction
SES 598Special Topics
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 112Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 523Stars/Interstellar Medium III
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 498Pro-Seminar
AST 591Seminar