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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford. My research interests lie in developing models that discover the distribution of stars in positions, velocities, and chemical abundances in nearby galaxies. These in turn, encode their formation histories. An auxiliary goal is to develop state-of-the-art statistical tools for fitting models to the rich data becoming available for our Milky Way and other nearby galaxies.

You can find me at 512.50.29, the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford or email me at payel.das AT physics.ox.ac.uk.