Hi there! My name is Amruta Jaodand (pronounced as A-mru-th-aa J-a-v-dha-ndh). Currently, I am a postdoctoral reseacher in the NuSTAR group at Caltech's Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy . I would describe myself as a multi-wavelength astronomer and astroinfomatics afficianado with a deep passion for outreach.
I specialise in various observational manifestations of neutron stars such as millisecond pulsars, magnetars, gravitational wave engines and X-ray binaries. I use multiwavelength observations spanning Gamma-ray, X-ray, UV, optical and radio wavelengths. I conduct these observations with various ground and space-based facilities such as XMM, NuStar, Swift, Green Bank Telescope, ZTF and VLA etc. I have co-authored 40 observation proposals and successfully led twenty-six of them in the capacity of a principal investigator and/or co-investigator with significant contribution.
Another focus area for me is astroinformatics - an intesection of astronomy, machine learning, data science and communication. I am exploring the discovery potential of large scale astronomical datasets. In this role, I have multiple years of experience in bringing together astronomers and industry specialists in interdisciplinary sessions to identify and work on challenges of exascale daatsets.
I am passionate about promoting science with a focus on inspiring students from diverese, traditionally
under-represented groups to consider STEM pathways. I have presented multiple, high profile public
lectures, organised star gazing nights and visited schools both virtually and in person to interact with