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
- 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)
- Diverse metallicities of Fermi bubble clouds indicate dual origins in the disk and halo , NATURE ASTRONOMY (2022)
- Resolving the H i in damped Lyman alpha systems that power star formation , NATURE (2022)
- Spatially resolved gas flows around the Milky Way , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (2022)
- The CGM(2) Survey: Circumgalactic O vi from Dwarf to Massive Star-forming Galaxies , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2022)
- The COS Legacy Archive Spectroscopy Survey (CLASSY) Treasury Atlas , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL SUPPLEMENT SERIES (2022)
- A 39 kpc Spatially Extended Clumpy and Asymmetric Galactic Outflow Imaged with Mg II Emission , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2021)
- A Near-Infrared Search for Molecular Gas in the Fermi Bubbles , RNAAS, 5, 198 (2021) (2021)