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 deep learning approach to quasar continuum prediction , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (2021)
- CGM(2) I: The Extent of the Circumgalactic Medium Traced by Neutral Hydrogen , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2021)
- Spatially Resolved Gas Flows Around the Milky Way , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2021)
- Mapping Outflowing Gas in the Fermi Bubbles: A UV Absorption Survey of the Galactic Nuclear Wind , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2020)
- Project AMIGA: The Circumgalactic Medium of Andromeda , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2020)
- Revealing the Dark Threads of the Cosmic Web , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS (2020)
- Heavy Element Absorption Systems at 5.0 < z < 6.8: Metal-poor Neutral Gas and a Diminishing Signature of Highly Ionized Circumgalactic Matter , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL (2019)
- Megasaura: The definitive UV spectral atlas of star-forming galaxies at cosmic noon , American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts# 233 (2019)
- New Spectroscopic Constraints on Cool Gas in the Fermi Bubbles , American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts# 233 (2019)
- Obscured AGN at 1.5 < z < 3.0 from the zCOSMOS-deep Survey I. Properties of the emitting gas in the narrow-line region , ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS (2019)