Name: Shilpi Bhunia
Title: PhD Student
Address: DIAS School of Cosmic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Section, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, D02 XF86, Ireland
Research interests: On a daily basis, Our Sun produces lots of energetic eruptions such as solar flares, Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). While propagating through the solar atmosphere, these eruptions can cause shock waves which inturn can accelerate particles. These events can have a huge impact on Earth like aurora or causing geomagnetic storms which can disrupt the satellites, telecommunications. Hence, it is very important to understand the mechanism behind these eruptions and how they are accelerating particles. Using the observations from the ground based radio instruments like Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) and the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) I am investigating the radio signatures of energetic electrons acceleration to better understand how the shock waves are accelerating the particles during these solar eruptions.
Biographical sketch: Shilpi has completed Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (BS MS) dual degree program in Physics from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune) in 2020. During her final year project, she has worked with Dr. Divya Oberoi in National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune on imaging and analysing solar data using Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) observations. She is now a PhD researcher in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies under the supervision of Dr. Eoin Carley. Her research goal is to investigate the low frequency radio emissions coming from the particle accelerations during solar eruption events.