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Ayan Mitra

Ayan Mitra

CAPS Postdoctoral Fellow
Pipeline Scientist, LSST DESC

contact information

  • Email:
  • Phone: 2179740644
  • Address 1205 W. Clake St. Urbana, Il 61801, USA


  • PhD. UPMC, Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2016.
  • M.Sc. University of Sussex, U.K., 2013
  • B.Sc. St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, India, 2011

Past academic positions

  • Rubin Postdoctoral Fellow, IUCAA, India, 2021-2023. Supervisor : Prof. Surhud More
  • Postdoc, Nazarbayev University, 2019-2021. Supervisor(s) : Eric Linder, Prof. Vasilieos Zarikas, Prof. Ernazar Abdikamalov
  • Postdoc, Indian Statistical Institute, India, 2016-2018. Supervisor : Prof. Goutam Paul

Awards and grants

  • CAPS fellowship, NCSA, UIUC, USA
  • Lagrange Fellowship, ILP, CNRS, France
  • National top 1% of students in the National Graduate Physics Examina-
    tion(NGPE) conducted across 184 centers throughout India (
  • Data Incubator Fellowship (16000 Eur), 2017
  • Master’s Studentship Grant, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2011-12. (Declined)

Research interests

  • Supernova Ia cosmology, dark energy, machine learning, data analysis, GW waves.


Courses taught



Cosmology with Supernova Ia in the LSST Era

Fun facts : I can speak 5 languages (English, French, Russian, Bengali, Hindi). Horse riding is almost an addiction. Favourite hobby : Playing piano.