Studying The Universe Through Beautiful Deaths!

Panorama evening image from my village
🌄: Panaromic view of one random evening in my village.


My name is Rishabh Singh Teja. I am currently a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) situated at Bangalore , Karnataka, India. I have completed my three years of PhD here. I work on the observational and theoretical aspects of Core-Collapse Supernovae (CCSNe), which are the spectacular deaths of stars with initial masses greater than 8 Suns combined.

Till now I have worked on the data from the following telescopes:
  • Himalayan Chandra Telescope (2-m)
  • Devasthal Optical Telescope (3.6-m)
  • UVOT onboard Swift Observatory (0.3-m)
  • Growth India Telescope (0.7-m)
  • KANATA Telescope, Hiroshima, Japan (1-5 m)
  • AstroSat (UVIT)
I am familier with the following tools, computer languages, codes, etc., some of which I use very often.
  • Languages: C, C++, and Python
  • Tools/Softwares: MESA Star, IRAF, SYNAPPS, TARDIS, and MS-Office
  • Others: Latex, HTML, CSS, and Javascript


Some of my interests/hobbies are:

  • Love playing both indoor and outdoor games such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Cricket, and Chess
  • Love reading fiction books
  • Ardent Cinema lover
  • Tech enthusiast
  • Worked on different committes at school and college level
  • Presently involved in editorial & design roles for IIA's science e-Magazine 'DOOT'
  • Involved with the editorial work at ASI's Science Outreach platform 'Cosmic Varta'
  • Part of institute's computer committe as student representative
  • Life member, Astronomical Society of India (ASI) [L2454]
  • I have always believed in working hard with honesty. I am always eager to learn new things, whether new tools, concepts, or even sports. I have always been a very keen listener and love to hear about different things from everyone. I believe in self-learning and followed it most of my life. I have experienced that, howsoever challenging things may seem, if we keep working hard, it eventually bears fruit and presents us with wonderful outcomes. I like to do everything with utmost dedication and passion.

Do not stop at one thing, keep on learning new things; forever.

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