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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Hot Topic Conversation: Immigration, Identity, and Inclusion

The dignity of all human beings is respected and their fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are constitutionally protected in the United States. From my experience as an immigrant in past 12 years, I have always believed this, but last night I was once again reassured.

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd conversation “Immigration, Identity, and Inclusion” of the series “Hot Topics” for IU faculty, staff, students, and Bloomington community members. The event had 5 panelists, who spoke for about 5-7 minutes. This was followed by questions from the moderators and questions from the audience. At the end, audience, who were still present after the official event end time of 9:00 PM, were divided into smaller groups for further discussion.
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