Pratik Dabhade

PhD research scholar, University of Leiden (Netherlands) and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
  • University of Leiden (Netherlands) and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
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About Pratik Dabhade

I study active galactic nuclei using multi-wavelength data, especially at radio wavelengths. I use telescopes like the GMRT, LOFAR, JVLA and IRAM along with large scale optical surveys like SDSS to study AGNs. My research interests extend to galaxy clusters, cosmology and exoplanets.

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Compact astrophysical objects Galaxies and clusters High-energy astrophysics Cosmology Astrophysical magnetic fields

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Giant radio galaxies: the cosmic behemoths

Giant radio galaxies, which harbour active supermassive black holes, are the single largest astrophysical objects known in the Universe. Our studies under project ‘SAGAN’ probes regions of GRGs from few parsecs to megaparsecs. We have discovered more than 400 new giants, doubling its population.

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