MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Rongmon Bordoloi

Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Scholar
Research interests: 

My main research interests include:

  • Galaxy halo-gas connection
  • Gas flows in galaxies (Galactic Outflows/Inflows)
  • Intergalactic medium
  • Photometric redshift

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.

Representative publications: 

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.

Honors and awards: 

Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded 2015

Contact Information

t: 617-252-1736



MS, Physics, ETH Zurich, 2009; PhD, ETH Zurich, 2013