Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; spectral imaging; astrophysics from space; planetary atmospheres; interplanetary, interstellar and intergalactic media.
Education: BE, University of Calcutta (India)
MS, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Supriya Chakrabarti was the Director of the Center for Space Physics from 1997 until 2009.
Professor Supriya Chakrabarti's research interest spans experimental studies of astrophysical phenomena from atmospheres and ionospheres of the Earth and planets to the Interplanetary, Interstellar and Intergalactic media. The measurements are carried out by ground and space based observations using instruments and techniques that his group developed over the years. His current research program includes the development of novel detectors for ultraviolet imaging and spectroscopy and ground based high resolution studies of terrestrial airglow and aurora. Recently his group was awarded a sounding rocket project to take an image of a planet around Epsilon Eridani.
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