Karna D

Academic Area:
Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Hometown:
Navsari (India)

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Research Interests:
Protoplanetary Disks, high performance computing, planet formation, cosmology.

The Best Thing About Being a Graduate Student at IUB:
There are state of the art computational resources available for graduate students, including Big Red II – one of the world’s fastest research supercomputers. check out UITS, plenty of softwares, some of the very interesting and useful training workshops.

Insider tip about living in Bloomington:
Here are a couple of them: (1) biking is amazing (2) great music schools with lots of free shows (3) diverse set of cuisines for you (4) nearby state park and national forest for outdoors

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Recent Posts

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM (Washington, DC. 2015)

Last month, I got an amazing opportunity to interact with some of the brightest researchers across the United States. I was part of the IU-team (Dr. Yolanda Treviño (the Assistant Vice President for Strategy, Planning, and Assessment), Dr. Garfield Warren (physics), Dr. Sara Skrabalak (chemistry) and myself) that attended the 5th annual Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) held in Washington, DC on February 19-21.

About 1000 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research at the ERN conference. Continue reading

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