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Arun Kannawadi Jayaraman

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Physics
120 Science Drive, Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708


My research field is Cosmology, the study of origin and evolution of the Universe. I am interested in answering the questions about the distribution of (dark) matter in the Universe, also known as the large-scale structure and using it to understand the contents (dark matter and dark energy) of the Universe. I study the matter distribution using a technique called Weak Gravitational Lensing.

On a day-to-day basis, I work on image processing pipelines and algorithms that work at raw pixel-level data to extract useful information from millions (soon to be billions) of galaxies namely galaxy fluxes (and colors) and shapes.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Physics · 2023 - Present Physics, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Carnegie Mellon University · 2016 Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University · 2013 M.S.