Hi! I am Pavan Vynatheya (pronounced vine-uh-tey-ya) and I hail from Bangalore, India. I can speak English, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil. In 2020, I received my BS-MS Physics degree at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (IISER-K).

My research interest is Computational Astrophysics. I will be starting my PhD soon at Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), Garching, Germany.


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India

5 year BS-MS

(2015 - 2020)

KLE Independent PU College, Bangalore, India

Classes 11-12

(2013 - 2015)

Sri Vani Public School, Bangalore, India

Classes 1-10

(2003 - 2013)


Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India

Prof. Kanak Saha

(October, 2019 - July, 2020)

Pattern speed of barred galaxies [PDF]

University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Prof. Pauline Barmby

(May - August, 2019)

Comparison of real and simulated galaxies using Deep Learning   [PDF]

Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy

Prof. Tomaso Belloni

(May - July, 2018)

Study of low frequency Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in accreting black hole binaries   [PDF]

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, India

Dr. Saurabh Sharma

(May - July, 2017)

Identification of Young Stellar Objects using Spitzer archive data   [PDF]

Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India

Prof. Annapurni Subramaniam

(June - July, 2016)

Verification of star clusters using Colour-Magnitude Diagrams   [PDF]


Programming languages

Python (including packages for image processing, data science and deep learning), MATLAB
Working knowledge of C, Java, IDL

Web development

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, basics of PHP, MySQL
Designed websites include Inquivesta 2016 (IISER Kolkata fest), iGEM 2018 and 2019 (International SynBio competition), Muse (IISER Kolkata magazine)

Astronomy software

IRAF DAOPHOT (photometry), SAO DS9 (imaging), HEASOFT XSPEC (spectral fitting)


Stuck in a pandemic :(

University address :
IISER Kolkata
West Bengal