Indranil Chattopadhyay


ARIES, Nainital

E-mail : indra[at]aries[dot]res[dot]in

: indranil[dot]chattopadhyay[at]gmail[dot]com

About me

Hello! This is my homepage. I hail from Kolkata, the eastern metropolitan city of India. Currently, a resident of Nainital, a north Indian hill station. Although, a non-resident of Kolkata for the last fifteen years, but I still maintain a strong connection with my birthplace.

I am a scientist whose main expertise is investigations in fluid mechanics (non-magnetic, as well as magnetic) in special and general relativistic scenario. My work involves theoretical modeling and numerical simulations. Most of my work has astrophysical applications, especially in the neighbourhood of compact objects like black holes and neutron stars. On 21 December 2015, Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP)--- the most widely circulated Bengali daily, did a feature on scientists working on various aspects of general relativity and recognised my reasearch in the area of strong gravity.

I work in ARIES (Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences) situated in Nainital. ARIES is predominantly an observational institute, with major expertise in optical observation. It has three optical telescopes, one solar telescope.