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Priya Natarajan

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Priyamvada Natarajan

Professor, Astronomy & Physics

Past Courses Taught

Astronomy 170: Introduction to Cosmology
Astronomy 470/600: Cosmology

Research Interests

Gravitational lensing—probing the distribution of dark matter on galaxy and cluster scales, in order to achieve a better understanding of the physics of their formation and evolution.

Accretion physics—probing the accretion history of supermassive black holes, and the dynamics of gas flows in Active Galactic Nuclei and X-ray binaries.

Galaxy formation—feedback processes from quasar outflows and supernovae in galaxy formation.

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Recent Publications

"The survival of dark matter halos in the cluster Cl0024+16,", Priyamvada Natarajan et al., ApJ, submitted, 2007

"Consequences of dark matter self-annihilation for galaxy formation", Priyamvada Natarajan, Darren Croton and Gianfranco Bertone, MNRAS, in press, 2008

"The evolution of massive black hole seeds", Marta Volonteri, Giuseppe Lodato and Priyamvada Natarajan, MNRAS, 383, 1079, 2008

"Probing the truncation of galaxy dark matter halos in high density environments from hydrodynamical N-body simulations", Marceau Limousin, Jesper Sommer-Larsen, Priyamvada Natarajan and Bo Milvang-Jensen, ApJ, submitted, 2007

"How robust are the constraints on cosmology and galaxy evolution from the lens-redshift test?", Pedro Capelo and Priyamvada Natarajan, focus issue on gravitational lensing, NJP, 9, 445, 2008

"Strong lensing statistics in large, z~< 0.2 surveys: bias in the lens galaxy population", Pedro Capelo and Priyamvada Natarajan, focus issue on gravitational lensing, NJP, 9, 445, 2008

"The observed concentration-mass relation for galaxy clusters", Julie Comerford and Priyamvada Natarajan, MNRAS, 379, 190, 2007

"Substructure in lensing clusters and simulations", Priyamvada Natarajan, Gabriella De Lucia and Volker Springel, MNRAS, 376, 180, 2007

"The mass function of high redshift seed black holes", Giuseppe Lodato and Priyamvada Natarajan, MNRAS, 377, L64, 2007

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