Hi! I am Pavan Vynatheya (pronounced Vine-a-tey-ya) and I am from Bengaluru, the 3rd/4th/5th biggest city in India (depending on how you count). I 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).
I am currently a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik (MPA) at Garching, Germany in the Stellar department. I am primarily interested in the interplay between stellar evolution and N-body dynamics. The topics I have worked on include gravitational wave progenitors in quadruple-star systems, the dynamical stability of multiple-star systems and the tidal disruptions of stars by black holes.
Tidal disruption of stars by stellar-mass black holes [ongoing]
Compact object mergers in quadruple-star systems [paper]
Comparison of real and simulated galaxies using Deep Learning [pdf]
Identification of Young Stellar Objects using Spitzer archive data [pdf]
Python (including packages for image processing, data science and deep learning), C, C++, MATLAB, Mathematica
Designed websites include Inquivesta 2016 (IISER Kolkata fest), iGEM 2018 and 2019 (International SynBio competition), Muse (IISER Kolkata magazine)
Current city : Munich, Germany
Institute : Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik