Dr Rongmon Bordoloi is an observational astrophysicist studying galaxy evolution. He is particularly interested in understanding how galaxies form and evolve, by studying the cycling of baryons into and out of galaxies. He is an expert observer, who routinely uses multi-wavelength spectroscopy and imaging (both from the ground and space) to study the galaxy baryon cycle. The baryon cycle is vital in regulating star-formation in galaxies and dictate the evolution of a galaxy. These diffuse reservoirs of gas outside galaxies contain most of the missing baryons in the Universe. Dr. Bordoloi works closely with theorists who use numerical simulations to study galaxy formation. This close interaction with theorists help in interpreting his own observational results and in constraining different theories of galaxy evolution. He also works on topics related to the formation of the first galaxies, observational cosmology, and the Fermi Bubbles.
Dr Bordoloi joins the Physics Department as an Assistant Professor in 2019. Dr Bordoloi received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2013. After that he moved to US as a postdoctoral fellow at Space Telescope Science Institute till 2015. He then moved to Boston to join Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a NASA Hubble Fellow.
PhD Physics ETH Zurich 2013
MS Physics ETH Zurich 2009
Area(s) of Expertise
- CGM(2) + CASBaH: The Mass Dependence of H I Ly alpha-Galaxy Clustering and the Extent of the CGM , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- Caught in the Act: A Metal-rich High-velocity Cloud in the Inner Galaxy , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- EIGER. I. A Large Sample of [O III]-emitting Galaxies at 5.3 < z < 6.9 and Direct Evidence for Local Reionization by Galaxies , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- EIGER. II. First Spectroscopic Characterization of the Young Stars and Ionized Gas Associated with Strong H beta and [O iii] Line Emission in Galaxies at z=5-7 with JWST , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- EIGER. III. JWST/NIRCam Observations of the Ultraluminous High-redshift Quasar J0100+2802 , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- The Bimodal Absorption System Imaging Campaign (BASIC). I. A Dual Population of Low-metallicity Absorbers at z < 1 , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- The CGM(2) Survey: Quenching and the Transformation of the Circumgalactic Medium , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2023)
- A 30 kpc Spatially Extended Clumpy and Asymmetric Galactic Outflow at z similar to 1.7 , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2022)
- CLASSY III. The Properties of Starburst-driven Warm Ionized Outflows* , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2022)
- CLASSY. II. A Technical Overview of the COS Legacy Archive Spectroscopic Survey* , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES (2022)