About

Welcome to my homepage. My name is Sayan Chakraborti. I’m a Management Consultant and used to be an Astrophysicist.

I got my PhD (2006-2012) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. I was a Junior Fellow and ITC Fellow (2012-2015), at the Society of Fellows and Center for Astrophysics, of the Harvard University . My area of research involved, massive stars (more than eight times the mass of our Sun) which explode as Supernovae at the end of their lives. I studied the populations that these stars come from and their effects on their environments. The photograph you see above, is that of the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) operated by TIFR. It is the largest radio telescope which can look at radio waves of about a metre in wavelength. I used it to study the shock waves that a Supernova produces while interacting with the matter around its parent star. I usually write about any new findings in papers, which can be found easily at these pages at SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System and Google Scholar.

In 2016 I joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant.

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