I use semi-analytical and numerical tools to study the formation and atmosphere-interior coupling in super-Earths as well as planet formation in binary star systems. (Chachan & Stevenson 2018, arXiv:1802.04296) (Chachan et al. 2018, MNRAS, submitted)Learn more
To describe my love for astronomy, I will resort to a few words by Vera Rubin: "I became an astronomer because I could not imagine living on Earth and not trying to understand how the Universe works." I am beginning my second year as a graduate student in planetary science at Caltech. I have had the privilege of pursuing my long held childhood interest in astronomy and planetary science for the last two years. I grew up in Delhi and finished high school in Singapore on a SIA Youth Scholarship. I then moved to the U.K. to do my undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge, where I finished my bachelors in physics and masters in astronomy.