A brief peek into my life.
Who am I? What am I...? Why... am... I?
We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.
We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean.
We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.
— Carl Sagan (Cosmos, p. 193)
Who am I?
Well, as you may have guessed, my name is Jiten Dhandha! I originally hail from a small town in India, but made my way across the world to the United Kingdom. I am first and foremost, an astrophysicist (albeit, an early-career astrophysicist). I love learning and talking about space! More specifically, I love studying the large scale structures in our Universe and their evolution, what we call 'cosmology'. In pursuit of this curiousity, I recently graduated from the University of Manchester with an MPhys (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics. I soon start my PhD in Astronomy at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge studying the global 21-cm signal and its observations through the REACH telescope. Very exciting stuff!
That's awfully boring... whats more?
When I am not raving about space, ranting about errors in my analysis codes or involving myself in too many projects, I find myself doing one or more of the following things (in no specific order):
- consuming unearthly amounts of masala chai;
- going to the gym, playing touch rugby, or trying out (and failing at) various new sport activities;
- pretending to be a half-elephant, half-human in Dungeons & Dragons;
- solving math puzzles or competitive coding problems (highly recommend Martin Gardner's works for the former, and Project Euler for the latter);
- playing Runescape, Factorio and other assorted video-games;
- editing Wikipedia;
- and last, but certainly not the least, learning about Indian cooking and trying out new dishes!