PhD Student in Astrophysics with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) at Centre for
Indian, living in Melbourne, Australia
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Debatri is a PhD student in astrophysics, working with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery. Her research focusses on modelling mergers of massive dead stellar bodies (black holes and neutron stars), that creates tiny ripples in the very fabric of space-time, termed “gravitational waves”. She holds a master’s degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Extremely passionate about her research, she envisions to bring more gender and racial diversity in STEMM. She passionately seeks to contribute to human knowledge through her scientific research and also aspires to encourage younger girls to pursue science. She considers it her responsibility to utilize opportunities for the betterment of earth and the human society.