The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Currently my primary research focus is understanding evolution of galaxies by studying the extended gaseous halos around them. These, otherwise invisible gaseous halos can only be traced using absorption lines systems observed in the spectrum of background quasars or galaxies.
COS-Dwarfs survey: The carbon reservoir around sub-L* galaxies, Bordoloi R. et al., 2014, ApJ 796, 2.
The dependence of Galactic outflows on the properties and orientation of zCOSMOS galaxies at z ~ 1, Bordoloi, R. et al, 2014, ApJ, 794, 130.
Modeling the distribution of Mg II absorbers around galaxies using Background Galaxies & Quasars, Bordoloi, R. et al, 2014, ApJ 784, 2.
The radial and azimuthal profiles of Mg II absorption around 0.5 < z < 0.9 zCOSMOS galaxies of different colors, masses and environments, Bordoloi, R. et al., 2011, ApJ, 743, 10.