Picture of Aritra
									Ghosh standing in front of a university building at Yale University, New Haven

I am Aritra (aw-ree-tro) Ghosh, an LSST-DA Catalyst Prize Postdoctoral Fellow. I am currently hosting my fellowship at UW Astronomy & the DiRAC Institute.

I was born and lived the first 21 years of my life in Kolkata (কোলকাতা), a laid-back old-school paradoxical mega-metropolis on the banks of the Ganga, in eastern India. Fascinated by how physics seemed to have an answer for most phenomena happening around us, I decided to pursue a bachelor degree in Physics at Presidency University, Kolkata. During my early undergraduate days, I became fascinated with computational methods and pursued diverse research themes over the three summers of undergrad, all tied together by their heavy use of different advanced computational techniques.

Motivated by the research that I pursued over the summers and inspired by the extremely talented group of astrophysicists at Presidency, I decided to use my passion for computation to unlock the mysteries of the universe for my research thereafter. For my masters, I moved to Groningen, a beautiful small university-town in northern Holland. After two years in Holland, I decided to cross the Atlantic and go to Yale to pursue my Ph.D. in Astrophysics. After finishing my Ph.D., I crossed the continent and moved to Seattle to start my postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington.

When I am not(astro)physics-ing, you may find me cooking extensive Bengali dishes, baking desserts, traveling, biking, dabbling with my camera, or listening to a diverse collection of eastern & western music. Below are some (possibly terribly outdated) photos that hopefully give you an indication of how my non-research life looks like.

Images of buildings in Catania
Images of plants in Kolkata, India
Podcast Recording Equipment
Comet streaming over New Haven, Connecticut
Image of doi maach, a Bengali dish, in preparation
Picture of a lake in New Hampshire during sunset
Image of playbill for Choir Boy at the Yale Rep Theater
Image of inked finger (signifying voting) in front political banners in Kolkata
Image of mountains in Yosemite National Park